Former Olympic figure skating star Michelle Kwan is taking a turn as political surrogate.
Kwan's husband, Democrat Clay Pell, is running for governor of Rhode Island. In a new campaign ad, Kwan pitches his credentials on women's issues.
"Clay is committed to a woman's equality agenda that strengthens protection in areas like pay equity, sexual harassment and domestic violence," she says in the 30-second ad.
Pell is the grandson of late senator Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.) and a former National Security Council aide. He's competing for the Democratic nomination against Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, two rising political stars.
The primary is Sept. 9.