Herman Cain endorses Newt Gingrich for US president
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Herman Cain, Georgia businessman and former Republican candidate for , endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. Cain, who suspended his own presidential campaign last December, announced his endorsement yesterday at a Republican event in , Florida.
In his endorsement of the former U.S. House of Representatives, Cain said, "I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States". Cain's endorsement of Gingrich comes days before the , scheduled for this Tuesday.of the
Cain said Gingrich, who vowed to reporters he would stay in the race for the Republican nomination until the national nominating convention this August in, Florida regardless of Tuesday's results, has been going through a "sausage grinder" during this election cycle.
Cain suspended his own campaign for the Republican party nomination for the presidency of the United States last December after allegations of sexual misconduct and a decline in his popularity among voters.
In a poll of likely Florida voters released yesterday by Mitt Romney led Newt Gingrich by an 11 percentage point margin, three points higher than Friday. Out of those who responded, 43% supported Romney to Gingrich's 32%. In the poll released Friday, the results were 41% to 33% for Romney and Gingrich, respectively.and ,
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