Politicians gear up to watch Super Bowl

America's politicians are gearing up for the biggest sporting event of the year.

President Obama said Sunday that he “can't call” whether the New England Patriots or the New York Giants will be the winner of the Super Bowl.

“I think this is going to be a tough game,” he said on NBC, noting “both teams have their weaknesses.”

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Obama is watching the game with his family at the White House, eschewing the big Super Bowl parties of past years where the president tried to schmooze with Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

Obama joked that First Lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaObamas dance with R2-D2, stormtroopers on Star Wars Day The Hill's 12:30 Report Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year MORE and daughters Sasha and Malia know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady “ is a good looking guy” but that his girls are not quite at the age where they start putting posters up.

Obama himself tweeted Sunday “wish the Bears weren’t watching it from home, too.”

Attending the game itself will be New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and New York Senator Charles SchumerCharles SchumerRyan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Cruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' With Ryan’s blessing, lawmakers press ahead with tax reform talks MORE, according to the New York Post.

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAdvocacy group seeks probe into DOD statements on sexual assault Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony This week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline MORE (D-N.Y.) will be watching the game with her family, her office said.

Massachusetts Sen. John KerryJohn KerryTrump's VP: Top 10 contenders Peace equality and stability for religious minorities Kerry hopes to salvage frayed Syrian peace MORE (D) will be in Boston, watching the game at home with friends, his office said.

“Scott Brown is staying local and watching the game with his wife Gail and friends in the Wrentham area,” Brown's office said.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will attend the Super Bowl and campaign for Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.)

The New York Post also reported that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be attending as guest of the Indianapolis hosting committee. The paper reported that the office of Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) refused to say whether he was attending.

On Twitter, Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseJudiciary Dems seek hearing on voting rights Senate looks for easy wins amid 2016 gridlock Portman focuses on drug abuse epidemic in new ad MORE (D-R.I.) said “Looking forward to the Super Bowl tonight. Let's go Patriots! #RhodeIsland is rooting for you.”

Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsYoung beats Stutzman in Indiana Senate GOP primary Ind. Senate candidate paid relative 0K for campaign work GOP blasts Obama for slow economic growth MORE (R-Ind.) tweeted “Very proud to be a #Hoosier. Thank you Indianapolis for putting on a great @SuperBowl2012.”

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel, who earlier in the day on C-SPAN expressed confidence Democrats will take back the House, tweeted that the Giants would win and he would collect on a Super Bowl bet with Rep. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Energy: Obama drinks Flint water during visit New House caucus will help keep hackers out of cars Overnight Tech: Email privacy bill gets its day MORE (D-Mass.).

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