By Sam Youngman - 06/27/11 10:30 PM EDT
President Obama is losing a golf partner.
Ben Finkenbinder, a longtime press aide and a favorite golfing buddy of the president’s, is leaving the White House to work on the president’s reelection campaign.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer confirmed the news Monday morning, tweeting that Finkenbinder is leaving the White House. Finkenbinder, or “Fink,” as he is known to the press he shepherds, has traveled all over the country and the world with the president. He is often listed in the president’s foursome during Obama’s weekend golf outings.