Obama Takes GOP Senators on Golf Date

'He's willing to try anything' says White House

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted May 6, 2013 6:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – Obama continued his campaign to woo Congresspeople to his second-term agenda today, inviting Republican Senators Saxby Chambliss and Bob Corker, and Democrat Senator Mark Udall, out for a round of golf at St Andrews Air Force Base, the New York Times reports. The White House acknowledged Obama's dates weren't just chosen for their killer chip shots (though they are some of Washington's best golfers, notes the Christian Science Monitor), Politico reports. "He’s willing to try anything," said the White House press secretary. "And whether it’s a conversation on the phone or a meeting in the Oval Office or dinner in a restaurant or dinner in the residence, he's going to have the same kinds of conversations."

President Barack Obama, left, with Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., right, chips on the first hole of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, May 6, 2013.
President Barack Obama, left, with Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., right, chips on the first hole of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, May 6, 2013.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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