Elizabeth Edwards stars in a new campaign ad.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Sen. John Edwards’ wife appears in a new ad debuting in New Hampshire Wednesday where she describes her husband as someone “who can stare the worst in the face and not blink.”
“I have been blessed for the last 30 years to be married to the most optimistic person that I have ever met,” Elizabeth Edwards says in the ad. “But, at the same time, he has an unbelievable toughness.”
John Edwards, who was his party’s vice presidential nominee in 2004, is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
Despite a battle with cancer, Mrs. Edwards continues to play a visible role in her husband’s presidential campaign by traveling the country and delivering speeches on his behalf. But this is the first ad the campaign has launched that solely features Mrs. Edwards.
And even though Mrs. Edwards continues to be a very public face of the campaign, a top campaign aide bushed aside suggestions that she is becoming the dominant voice in the campaign.
“That’s silly,” Edwards’ Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince said in a conference call Wednesday with reporters.
– CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart