It's all in the family these days for Democratic presidential hopefuls.
John Edwards's campaign announced this morning that his parents, Wallace and Bobbie Edwards, will host events across the Lakes Region and North Country of New Hampshire on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"They will talk with voters about how John Edwards' small town upbringing and work in the mills gives him a deep and personal understanding of the issues facing rural and working Americans," the campaign said in a statement.
Over the weekend, partly to blunt the Oprah juggernaut, Hillary Clinton brought out daughter Chelsea for the first time on the campaign trail. Along with Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, three generations of the family sought votes in Iowa.
Family members can help humanize candidates, who can appear too political at times. And, in the case of Edwards' parents, they can add a personal touch to campaign themes.
-- Written by Foon Rhee