GOP Candidates Enlist Wives For Iowa Campaign Ads

With less than two weeks before voting begins in Iowa, three Republican candidates are pulling out the big guns. Callista Gingrich, Anita Perry and Anne Romney appeared in campaign ads for their husbands.

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Gingrich and at least two of the other Republican candidates are putting a different face on their campaigns with less than two weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses.

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CALLISTA GINGRICH: Is there anything more inspiring than American towns and neighborhoods brightly lit for the holidays?

ANITA PERRY: It's an old fashioned American story, I married my high school sweetheart but first I had to wait as he volunteered to for the Air Force and flew planes all over the world.

ANNE ROMNEY: And if you really want to know how a person will operate, look at how they've lived their life.

WERTHEIMER: In this week before Christmas, all three appeared in campaign ads for their husbands: Callista Gingrich, Anita Perry, and Anne Romney. It's a time-honored political equivalent of the family Christmas Card.

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