OCCUPATION: Attorney, wife of 2008 Democratic party presidential candidate John Edwards
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 1
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Considered one of John Edwards' closest advisers, she continues to actively campaign for her husband's presidential bid while undergoing treatment for stage IV breast cancer. Was diagnosed with cancer the day after Kerry and Edwards conceded the 2004 election.
CON: Her illness and treatment are certain to affect the campaign schedule, raising questions about John Edwards' viability as a candidate.
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