Washington (CNN) – President Obama called Scott Brown on Tuesday to congratulate him on his victory in the Massachusetts Senate race, the White House said in a statement.
A Brown adviser told CNN the two men had a "very relaxed conversation" and said the president joked about playing Brown and his daughter, Ayla, in a 2-on-2 basketball game. Ayla Brown is a starting guard for the Boston College women's basketball team.
According to the White House, "The President congratulated Senator Brown on his victory and a well-run campaign. The President told Senator Brown that he looks forward to working with him on the urgent economic challenges facing Massachusetts families and struggling families across our nation."
The president also dialed Democrat Martha Coakley to thank her and urge the Massachusetts Attorney General "to continue her advocacy on behalf of working people."