Republican candidate Herman Cain says he's suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family. Cain's announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade.
His once-surging presidential campaign all but over, Herman Cain told supporters Friday he would make an announcement Saturday about the future of his Republican White House bid. Cain, who was heading home to Atlanta to talk with his wife, didn't disclose whether he would drop out of the race for the GOP nomination after this week's allegation that he had a 13-year extramarital affair. He told supporters simply to stay tuned.
Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is gaining visibility. His surprise Florida straw poll win last month shows he’s still in the game. And he may have a role to play whether he gets the GOP presidential nomination or not.
With the former Speaker of the House’s entry into the race for the 2012 election, he will be the second Georgian running for the GOP’s nomination. Former businessman and chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Herman Cain has been in the race since January.