Obama Congratulates Romney in Rare Personal Call
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Wednesday offered personal congratulations to GOP rival Mitt Romney for formally clinching the Republican Party presidential nomination in Tuesday’s primary.
Obama spoke with Romney by phone around 11:30 am ET, aides on both sides said. The president placed the call from the White House, reaching Romney in Las Vegas, where he was preparing to depart to California for a day of fundraisers.
A Romney campaign aide described the exchange as “brief and cordial,” adding that the governor “thanked the president for his congratulations and wished him and his family well.”
The call is the first time the two men have spoken since the start of the GOP primary race and one of the few times they have ever personally connected.
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