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Significant Others: The Spouses of the 2012 GOP Candidates--PICTURES

October 11, 2011

Anita Perry Spouse: Rick Perry Occupation: Nurse On the Issues: On the HPV vaccination: "I’m pro-immunization. I would have supported the vaccine. I do not see it as an opening for sexual promiscuity in any way. I see it as another immunization." … On tuition for children of illegal immigrants: "Either we take care of those populations, or they get on welfare, which is a greater cost to our taxpayers."(AP Photo)

Ann Romney Spouse: Mitt Romney Occupation: Homemaker On the Issues: As first lady, she would devote herself to youth. “At-risk youth has been a concern of mine and love of mine for a lot of years,” she said.(AP Photo)

Marcus Bachmann Spouse:Michele Bachmann Occupation: Clinical therapist, Christian counseling center operator On the Issues: Bachmann has gained attention over rumors that his counseling center attempts to "cure" gay patients of their homosexuality. He referred to gays as "barbarians" in a radio interview.(AP Photo)


Gloria Cain Spouse:Herman Cain Occupation: Homemaker, teacher, librarian On the Issues: Mrs. Cain has been quiet during the campaign so far. “Don’t expect the traditional amount of exposure you normally get from a campaign wife,” Herman Cain said. “She’s not going to do that.”(Friends of Herman Cain)

Karen Santorum Spouse:Rick Santorum Occupation: Nurse On the Issues: Karen Santorum wrote pointedly on the issue of abortion when her son Gabriel died just after being born prematurely in 1996. "When the partial-birth abortion vote comes to the floor of the U.S. Senate for the third time," Karen wrote in a letter addressed to Gabriel, "your Daddy needs to proclaim God's message for life with even more strength and devotion to the cause."(AP Photo)

Mary Kaye Huntsman Spouse:Jon Huntsman Occupation: Former dental assistant, philanthropist On the Issues: Huntsman has been active in a variety of causes, especially juvenile diabetes and anti-smoking campaigns. Time magazine said that she has "political gifts that rival her husband's" and should be a major asset in his campaign.(AP Photo)

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