Barack Obama tweets out his number so you can text him: 'I want to hear how you're doing'

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Barack Obama really is a man of the people.

So much so, that he's inviting people to text him at 773-365-9687. It's a Chicago area code, his adopted hometown. 

"All right, let's try something new," he tweeted Wednesday. "If you’re in the United States, send me a text at 773-365-9687 — I want to hear how you're doing, what's on your mind, and how you're planning on voting this year. I'll be in touch from time to time to share what's on my mind, too."