Campaign '04: Teresa On The Stump

Mrs. Kerry is worth a fortune, but her real value to the campaign is her bluntness

Santa Fe, N.M., has its share of hangouts for the megarich. The Guadalajara Grill, a strip-mall cafe decorated with balloons in the shape of beer bottles, isn't one of them. But places like that are part of the territory if your husband is running for President. That is how Teresa Heinz Kerry, conservatively estimated to be worth $500 million or so, happened to find herself there last Friday afternoon, inhaling the heavy aroma of frying tortillas and trying to persuade a mixed group of 30 Democrats, including some undecideds and former Deanites, to vote for her husband. Nearly two hours into...

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