The guy POTUS called first

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By msnbc staff
President Barack Obama embraces former President Bill Clinton onstage after Clinton nominated Obama for re-election during the second session of Democratic...
President Barack Obama embraces former President Bill Clinton onstage after Clinton nominated Obama for re-election during the second session of Democratic...
Reuters/Larry Downing

After winning a second term, President Obama placed a call to one of his biggest supporters and most high-profile surrogates this election cycle: former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton was the first person the president called after he received a concession call from Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a campaign official told NBC News.

Clinton, whose wife Hillary Clinton ran against Obama in 2008, stumped aggressively and frequently for the president in 2012. He delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention in August that many said provided a jolt to the Obama campaign as a whole.

The guy POTUS called first

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