by Allison Yarrow
Who are the seven wives and one husband behind the Republican 2012 hopefuls? Anita Perry, Mary Kaye Huntsman, and Ann Romney have loudly supported their husbands’ candidacies. Karen Garver Santorum is a bestselling author. Callista Gingrich and Marcus Bachmann have been controversial in their own right, while Gloria Cain and Carol Paul have been hardly visible. As the GOP race gets tighter and frontrunners emerge, see photos of the candidates’ helpmates.