A body man or body woman is, in U.S. political jargon, a 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.
List of notable body men and body women
- Kris Engskov, aide to President Bill Clinton, 1997–2000
- Thomas Frechette, aide to President George H.W. Bush, 2001–2006
- Blake Gottesman, aide to President George W. Bush, 2001–2006
- Reggie Love, aide to President Barack Obama, 2009–2011
- Huma Abedin, aide to Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2000–present
- Charlie Young (played by Dulé Hill), personal assistant to President Josiah Bartlet for the first six years of the NBC TV series, The West Wing
- Gary Walsh (played by Tony Hale), personal aide to Vice-President Selina Meyer in the HBO TV series Veep
- Blake Moran (played by Erich Bergen), personal aide to Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in the CBS TV series Madam Secretary
- Marissa Gold (played by Sarah Steele), personal aide to Cook County State's Attorney Alicia Florrick in the CBS TV series The Good Wife
- Dembe Zuma (played by Hisham Tawfiq), personal assistant and bodyguard to FBI Task Force informant Raymond Reddington in the NBC TV series The Blacklist
- Spencer Morgan, Hillary's Mystery Woman: Who Is Huma?, Observer (April 2, 2007).