Inside the marriage of Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell, a political power couple who met later in life and got married on Ronald Reagan's birthday
Mitch McConnell, the US Senate Majority Leader, and Elaine Chao, the Secretary of Transportation, met through a mutual friend in the early 1990s. Not long after that, they wed - on Ronald Reagan's birthday.
Together, they're one of the most powerful couples on the US political scene.A forthcoming book by the conservative journalist Peter Schweizer argues that McConnell and Chao may have softened their stance on China because that's where Chao's family does business - and where most of the couple's wealth comes from.
Here are the highlights of McConnell and Chao's relationship as Republican royalty: