Flowers, a show for the Pauls' 55th anniversary

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By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whether he wins or loses the Republican presidential nomination, Ron Paul is celebrating a milestone. He and his wife, Carol, have been married 55 years on Wednesday.

The Texas congressman ended a press conference by presenting his bride with a bouquet of flowers. The couple shared a kiss and hug.

The Pauls were in Las Vegas, where Ron Paul is campaigning ahead of Saturday's caucuses.

Paul said he had let his wife sleep in late Wednesday morning and had ordered a room service breakfast to be delivered when she woke up.

The couple planned to go out to dinner and attend a performance of "Phantom of the Opera".

The Pauls were married on Feb. 1, 1957, in Pittsburgh. They have five children and 18 grandchildren.

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