President Obama's Final Four picks have a distinctly swing-state flavor to them in this election year.
The nation's biggest college hoops fan filled out his NCAA brackets Tuesday at the White House for segments set to air on ESPN later Tuesday and Wednesday. The sports network revealed only his Final Four selections thus far, with the full brackets to be unveiled Wednesday.
The president chose Kentucky, Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina to reach the semifinal round in New Orleans, the latter three being teams in states that are likely November battlegrounds.
Kentucky and North Carolina are both top seeds in the South and Midwest brackets, respectively. Missouri and Ohio State are No. 2 seeds in the West and East brackets, respectively.