GOP Candidates Enlist Wives For Iowa Campaign Ads
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
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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