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November 3, 2011
We’ve retained independent counsel to look at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story and report back to us… Amy, why don’t we talk about the campaign going forward?
Herman Cain’s chief-of-staff, Mark Block • Refusing to give a detailed answer on the much less examined scandal afflicting the Cain campaign right now. As we mentioned earlier, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that early in Herman Cain’s presidential run, his campaign accepted about $40,000 worth of illegal donations from a charity, Prosperity USA, which was run by Mark Block himself. This is, so far as we’ve seen, the first instance of Block or any representative of the Cain campaign being asked directly about this, and it doesn’t seem like he was very keen on the question. source (viafollow)
14:09 // 2 years ago

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Herman Cain and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Herman Cain’s doing kinda crappy, but he’s not exactly dead in the water yet. In fact, he’s way up on Mitt Romney in South Carolina, according to a poll that came out after the scandal.

11:34 // 2 years ago
November 2, 2011
18:30 // 2 years ago

A third woman accuses Herman Cain of sexual harassment

It’s been a rough week or so for GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain: He’s been hit with two different accusations of sexual harassment dating back to his time as the head of the National Restaurant Association, as well as reports his campaign accepted $40,000 worth of illegal contributions. Now, another woman has accused of sexual harassment, though she remains anonymous, saying she fears retaliation. In the meantime, the lawyer for one of Cain’s two early accusers is lobbying the NRA to waive the non-disclosure agreement the woman signed, arguing it’s unfair to allow Cain to spread his side of the story. Suffice to say, things are probably getting tense on the Cain Train. source

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17:44 // 2 years ago
November 1, 2011

Cain’s accuser received one years’ pay in exchange for silence

  • $35k paid by the NRA to one of Cain’s accusers source

» That’s the National Restaurant Association, by the way, not the National Rifle Association. The amount was one years’ worth of pay for the woman in question (who, you’ll recall, is one of two women who received severance agreements from the NRA in exchange for silence regarding sexual harassment claims against Cain).

22:06 // 2 years ago
It is just frustrating that Herman Cain is going around bad-mouthing the two complainants, and my client is blocked by a confidentiality agreement.
Joel P. Bennett, lawyer of one of the women accusing presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment (via Lawyer: Cain accuser wants to talk but is barred by agreement @washingtonpost)

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20:02 // 2 years ago
Herman Cain’s campaign finances come under fire
Trouble mounts for Cain campaign: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released a report yesterday that Herman Cain’s presidential campaign, while in its nascent phase earlier this year, accepted $40,000 in good and services from a tax-exempt charity, a violation of campaign finance law. Making matters look even worse, the charity in question was Prosperity USA, founded by none other than Cain’s chief-of-staff (and now America’s most visible smoker) Mark Block. Said Cain, when confronted with this report on Fox News yesterday: “I didn’t even know about the report until you brought it up on the show.” For a candidate being broadly accused of poor preparation and of “winging it,” this probably wasn’t the best admission to make. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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Trouble mounts for Cain campaign: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released a report yesterday that Herman Cain’s presidential campaign, while in its nascent phase earlier this year, accepted $40,000 in good and services from a tax-exempt charity, a violation of campaign finance law. Making matters look even worse, the charity in question was Prosperity USA, founded by none other than Cain’s chief-of-staff (and now America’s most visible smoker) Mark Block. Said Cain, when confronted with this report on Fox News yesterday: “I didn’t even know about the report until you brought it up on the show.” For a candidate being broadly accused of poor preparation and of “winging it,” this probably wasn’t the best admission to make. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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15:09 // 2 years ago
October 31, 2011
19:53 // 2 years ago

More on Herman Cain’s morning: Here’s what he faced before he got in the AEI thing this morning, via Dave Weigel. Nothing like a bunch of reporters hounding a scandal to make you feel better about yourself.

11:26 // 2 years ago
Last night, Herman Cain got accused of sexual harassment by Politico. This morning, Cain showed up at the American Enterprise Institute, and the topic of conversation was … his 999 plan. Apparently, despite the fact that Cain has an actual scandal on his hands, AEI wouldn’t let them change the topic and ask the question that was actually on reporters’ minds. The WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin, above, called it well. Cain will still face it this morning, though — he’s about to head on Fox News.

Last night, Herman Cain got accused of sexual harassment by Politico. This morning, Cain showed up at the American Enterprise Institute, and the topic of conversation was … his 999 plan. Apparently, despite the fact that Cain has an actual scandal on his hands, AEI wouldn’t let them change the topic and ask the question that was actually on reporters’ minds. The WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin, above, called it well. Cain will still face it this morning, though — he’s about to head on Fox News.

11:19 // 2 years ago