The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the
world Senate Armed Services Committees. This Mother's Day, the politicians of America will share photos of their beloved mothers to remind their constituents that, yes, they are in fact humans you can relate to with mothers who love them dearly -- and also, that's just how we celebrate Mother's Day in 2015.
Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia Kelley
Virginia Kelley was a frequent presence on the campaign trail throughout her son's political career, and the week of the 1992 Democratic National Convention, she defended her son's claim that he had tried marijuana but didn't inhale, as the New York Times wrote. She loved Elvis and had a bust of the singer in her living room. She died in 1994 at the age of 70.
Jeb Bush's mother, Barbara Bush
ICYMI, she's also the wife of a former president and the mother to another former president.
Mitt Romney's mother, Lenore Romney
Lenore Romney was a onetime U.S. Senate candidate in Michigan in 1970. She died in 1998 at the age of 89.
Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) mother, Oriales Garcia Rubio
Oriales Garcia Rubio grew up in Cuba and moved to the United States in 1956.
Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-Ark.) mother, Avis Cotton
A Democrat, Avis Cotton supported her son's Senate campaign by appearing in multiple TV ads. She was a middle school principal in Arkansas until her retirement in 2012.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D)'s mother, Anne Hickenlooper
Anne Hickenlooper raised four children on her own. She was widowed twice by the age of 40; the father of Hickenlooper's older siblings died before the governor was born, and his father died when Hickenlooper was 7, according to the New York Times.
Rep. John Boehner's (R-Ohio) mother, Mary Anne Boehner
The House speaker was one of 12 siblings, and his parents slept on a pull-out couch in their two-bedroom Cincinnati house, according to ABC News. Any mom who raises 12 children is worthy of sainthood.
Happy early #MothersDay to the greatest mom that a son (and his 11 brothers and sisters) could hope for. #TBT from 1990. A photo posted by Speaker John Boehner (@speakerboehner) on May 8, 2014 at 12:24pm PDT
Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) mother, Inez Reid
Reid's father was a gold miner, and his mother did laundry for local brothels in Searchlight, Nev., then a town of 200. After his father's suicide, Reid's mother hung up a pillowcase with the FDR quote "We can. We will. We must," according to the New Yorker.