Body man

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Reggie Love, left, Barack Obama's body man from 2009 to 2011, is seen here in a presidential motorcade outside 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 and greet at the Conference on Trade & Investment-Central and Eastern Europe, January 1995

A body man or body woman is, in U.S. political jargon, a civilian personal assistant and sometimes valet to a politician or political candidate. Such a person accompanies the politician or candidate virtually everywhere, often arranging lodging, transportation, and meals, and providing snacks, a cell phone, and any other necessary assistance.

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  1. ^ Spencer Morgan, Hillary's Mystery Woman: Who Is Huma?, Observer (April 2, 2007).