Ann Romney has Secret Service protection

By the Associated Press | August 26, 2012 | 2:44 PM EDT

The Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann walk into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now has Secret Service agents assigned to her at all times. The move comes as her husband is set to formally receive the GOP presidential nomination later this week.

Mitt Romney has had Secret Service protection since January.

It's standard practice for the wives of presidential candidates to receive such protection as Election Day approaches.

Agents accompanied Ann Romney to a supermarket near the Romneys' New Hampshire vacation home on Sunday morning.