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Political wives at conventions

Published On: Sep 04 2012 01:37:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2012 02:40:17 PM EDT

As first lady Michelle Obama prepares to speak at the DNC, look back at the role of wives in political conventions.

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Michelle Obama, scheduled to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, is one of a long line of political wives who have taken to the convention stage to encourage support for their husbands.

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