By BJ Reyes
Schatz thanked Obama for his support throughout the Democratic primary:
"It meant a lot to hear from the President. His endorsement was important to me personally and to the campaign, and I thanked him for it. We talked primarily about the future and the need to work together for the country as a whole and for Hawaii, which will always be special to him. We still have the general election in front of us, but it was very heartwarming to hear from him."