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Political spouses play important role in presidential campaigns


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Amanda Rabinowitz
Spouses of presidential candidates spend as much time on the road speaking and shaking hands as their mates. Their job is not so much to push a political agenda, but to humanize their spouse's campaigns by sharing personal stories in more intimate gatherings.
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Michelle Obama signs autographs and hugs supporters at a recent rally in Canton.
Janet Huckabee meets supporters at a small coffee shop in Dover.
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