Herman Cain ‘Reassessing’ Campaign After Latest Allegation

ATLANTA (CBS Washington/AP) — Herman Cain’s Iowa campaign chairman is telling The Associated Press that the candidate is reassessing his presidential campaign a day after an Atlanta businesswoman alleged a 13-year extramarital affair with the Republican.

Steve Grubbs says that on a conference call with senior staff early Tuesday, Cain said the allegations have taken an emotional toll on his family but that he’s moving ahead with the campaign.

Still, Grubbs said Cain told his staff he would be reassessing how to move forward given that the allegations have damaged his fundraising.

The Iowa chairman said Cain still planned to deliver a foreign policy speech in Michigan later Tuesday.

Ginger White told WAGA-TV in Atlanta that she met Cain in the late 90s while he was the president of the National Restaurant Assocation.

“It was pretty simple. It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was in a very inappropriate situation, relationship,” she told the station.

Cain says he knows the woman, but denied having an affair with her.

“I acknowledge that I knew the woman. I acknowledge that I have known her for about that period of time. But the accusation that I had a 13-year affair with her, no,” Cain told CNN Monday.

Five other women have also accused the GOP hopeful of sexually harassing them during his tenure at the restaurant association. He has denied those allegations.

Several polls show that Cain’s popularity has slipped among Republican voters amid these allegations.

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  • sirwinston1941

    Minister Cain is hit with another allegation; it look like something is not right here! Now, did he brake it off, did he try to keep this under the cover/wraps; and why did all of these ladies come out; it is for many reason and we as American don’t like dirt, lies, being deceived. Are these all accusation, if so, Minister Cain has to prove all of the wrong. Do you think Minister Cain was going to confirm or counter these women, absolutely counter them, that is what you do even if you are wrong; but, it is better to tell the truth than to lie! Well, we Cindell Coach being fired because of his action with little boys, Sandusky action with boys, now, Minister Cain is trouting with different women……who knows what is the real truth, and now when you called yourself a Republican, where are your Republician support………..I don’t see anyone coming forth on Minister Cain’s behalf nor has any have at all; his poll rating drop from 23% down to 16percent I guess right now. 999 was a bad number for him to pick, it was just like him picking 666. You do the math.

  • Ken

    What ever you do Hermey…………..don’t you dare pull out the race card. They wouldn’t do anything shadey like that Hermey. My Lord, what a Loser.

  • Moni

    Bill Clinton was known to have a stable of women before he was president LOL
    Most wives know! I’ve worked for men who had side flings, baby mamas (after marriage) and mistresses. The wives did the numbers $$$ and looked the other way as long as it wasn’t in their face or hurt the kids. Politics protects who they want to…. same with the allegations of Obama being on the DL, which i feel will all come out once he is out of office. Cain is a distraction, a high paid court jester.

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