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.

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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.

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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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