Catharine Elizabeth "Cate" Edwards (born March 4, 1982) is the elder daughter of John Edwards, the 2004 nominee for Vice President of the United States from the Democratic Party, and Elizabeth Edwards. Her siblings are: Wade (1979 - 1996), Emma Claire (born 1998), and Jack (b. 2000).
Edwards then attended Princeton University, majoring in political economics and graduating with honors. She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and has worked in an internship for the Council on Foreign Relations.
Early in the 2004 Presidential campaign, Edwards became the first family member of the Democratic presidential candidates to state that she is in favor of legalizing gay marriage. On September 30, 2007, during a campaign stop with actor James Denton, Edwards again stated that she sides with her mother in support of gay marriage. She is quoted as saying: "I'm on my mom's side with this, not my dad's. It's the word 'marriage' that he is hung up on. John Edwards supports civil unions, while Elizabeth Edwards has stated that she supports marriage.
Newscast: Cate Edwards breaks down and leaves courtroom in trial of her father, John Edwards.(Broadcast transcript)
May 05, 2012; BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Emotions were running high at the criminal trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards...