Checks Stolen from Obama Campaign HQ

Theft not expected 'to have an impact on the campaign'

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Thieves stole three checks worth $50,000 from President Obama’s campaign headquarters Wednesday, according to NBC Chicago.

The theft is not expected "to have an impact on the campaign," team Obama told the station:

Chicago Police confirmed the theft was reported around 10:46 a.m. from the 100 block of East Randolph Street.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the checks, totaling $50,000, originated from the president's headquarters in the Prudential Building.

A campaign spokesman told the paper the checks were sent to vendors and ended up in the wrong hands. He said the theft isn't expected to have an impact on the campaign.