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A body man is, in U.S. political jargon, a personal assistant to a politician or political candidate. A body man accompanies the politician or candidate virtually everywhere, often arranging lodging, transportation or meals, and providing companionship, snacks, a cell phone, and any other necessary assistance.
List of notable body men 
, left, Barack Obama's body man from 2009-2011, seen here in a presidential motorcade outside of Strasbourg for the NATO Summit, April 2009
Elliott Frutkin, acting as President Bill Clinton's Interim body man in 1994-1995, seen here far right, screens line approaching the President during meet & greet at the Conference on Trade & Investment-Central and Eastern Europe, January 1995.
- Garrett Jackson, aide to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, 2012
- Andrew Bell, aide to presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, 2011-2012
- Reggie Love, President Barack Obama's aide, 2009–2011
- Clay Russell 2003-2010 and Daniel Ketchell 2007–present, special assistants to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Andrew Young, John Edwards' aide the during 2008 presidential campaign
- Huma Abedin, aide to Hillary Clinton
- Blake Gottesman, Personal Aide to George W. Bush, 2000–2006
- Jared Weinstein, Personal Aide to George W. Bush, 2006-2009
- Marvin Nicholson, personal assistant to Senator John Kerry during the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, 2002–2004.
- Doug Band, the President's Aide to Bill Clinton, 2000-2001
- Kris Engskov, the President's Aide to Bill Clinton, 1997–2000
- Stephen Goodin, the President's Aide to Bill Clinton, 1995-1997
- Elliott Frutkin, the President's Aide (Interim) to Bill Clinton 1994-1995
- Andrew Friendly, the President's Aide to Bill Clinton, 1993–1994
- Tim McBride, the President's Aide to George H.W. Bush
- David Powers, the President's Aide to John F. Kennedy
- Manuel "Manolo" Sánchez, a Cuban immigrant and longtime personal assistant to Richard M. Nixon. Sánchez remained with Nixon during the former President's virtual exile in San Clemente, California, and appears as a character in both the play and the movie Frost/Nixon.