The wife of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is campaigningin Iowa today on behalf of her husband’s bid for the White House. About 85people attended a luncheon in Ames featuring the First Lady of Texas, LauraBush. She said it was her first “solo” campaign trip on behalf of herhusband. She says America is ready for a new type of leader who has apositive approach that brings people together.Mrs. Bush said she knew nothing about politics before she married W.George W. and Laura are the parents of 17-year-old twin daughters, Barbaraand Jenna, named after their grandmothers.Mrs. Bush was a librarian and elementary school teacher for 10 years. Sheholds a master in library science and is the founder of the Texas BookFestival which celebrates Texas authors and raises money for libraries.The Bush campaign has announced the line-up for their party at the strawpoll. Sports stars like former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach,Kansas City Chiefs kicker Nick Lowery and, health permitting, Sean Elliottof the San Antonio Spurs will attend. Country musicians Tracy Byrd andLinda Davis will give concerts.