Cindy McCain Seeks Return to City That Shunned Her
Candidate's wife fights hard for husband despite distaste for political life
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2008 11:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Cindy McCain is giving her all to get her husband into the White House despite the tough time the capital has given her in the past, the New York Times reports. When she moved there early in her marriage, the young political wife found herself ostracized by cliquey congressional wives outraged that McCain had dumped the popular Carol McCain for a younger, richer woman.

"No one wanted to sit at her table,“ a friend said. “It was like high school.” Cindy moved back to Arizona soon after and has lived a largely separate life from her husband since, focusing on charity work. She has often seemed uneasy on the campaign trail, but also driven by a fierce desire to see her husband win. Observers say she has thrown herself into the fight with remarkable intensity in recent weeks as the campaign struggles.