Ann Romney (file photo).

Several hundred people turned out in Des Moines last night for a rally featuring Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

She amused the crowd with a story of not wanting her husband to run for president again after his failed run for the GOP nomination in 2008.

“I said to Mitt I would never do this again,” Mrs. Romney said. “I made a video recording of it and showed it to him and he started laughing. I asked, ‘Why are you laughing?’ He said, “You say that after every pregnancy.'”

The Romneys have five sons. The potential first lady used her trip to Des Moines to help raise funds for the American Red Cross to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

“If you go on your phone and text the Red Cross and you put in 90999 automatically you give ten dollars to the American Red Cross,” she says. “That’s a good suggestion of where we start.”

Romney reminded Republican activists of the suffering the storm has caused. She also made stops Tuesday in Davenport and Cedar Rapids. Mitt Romney turned a campaign rally into a relief event at a stop Tuesday in Ohio.