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Cain hauls $1 million in donations amid controversy
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 3, 2011 | Reuters

Posted on 11/03/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT by mdittmar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has hauled $1 million in donations in recent days, a spokesman said on Thursday, despite accusations of sexual harassment that have consumed his campaign.

The former pizza executive's fundraising took a jump once his ascent in the polls began about a month ago. He brought in $2 million in the first two weeks of October. Until then, he had raised about $5.2 million after entering the race in May.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; backfire; cain; eaglesup; elections; frontrunner; hermancain; smear; votecain
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1 posted on 11/03/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Thanks Slimebots. Thanks Rove!
2 posted on 11/03/2011 11:05:10 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mdittmar
$100 of that is mine.

I didn't even consider him until the MSM/Democrat/Rino-complex sabotaged him.

The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.®

3 posted on 11/03/2011 11:05:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate. ®)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>>The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.® <<

HA!!! I love that!


4 posted on 11/03/2011 11:07:06 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.®

Like.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 11:10:23 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (It's never been safer?)
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To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
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6 posted on 11/03/2011 11:13:45 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons And Party!

7 posted on 11/03/2011 11:13:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In this case, it works...

If the minions of Satan are acting like they’ve been exposed to a crucifix every time Cain’s name is mentioned...

he must be on the right side.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 11:15:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That puts him at about 12 million raised. So he’s not far behind Perry (about 5 million behind), and at a little more than a third of Romney.

So Romney’s got significant fundraising advantages, but Cain’s made it a three man race in the fundraising, which is good to see.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 11:18:07 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: All

Cain Initiates the Iowa Fund...

No more RINOs

https://supporthermancain.com/iowafund/src/1103IFIM19


10 posted on 11/03/2011 11:18:41 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: mdittmar
If Cain has been honest about this and the scandal is nothing more than trumped up garbage, he will be the nominee.

That said, I'm glad all this came out now rather than right before the general election. Even if Cain did something that makes him unelectable, there are still other alternatives to Romney.
11 posted on 11/03/2011 11:21:32 AM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: Antoninus

I’ll take your pledge and raise you one. I wouldn’t vote for Perry under any circumstance either.


12 posted on 11/03/2011 11:42:05 AM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Cain, there's a new sheriff in town.)
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To: mdittmar

How do you shoot a moving target with a blindfold on? The guy is trying to honor an agreement made with a woman by the NRA. Every single day the story changes. We’ve gone from vague gestures to full blown “waking up in his bed”. And I have no idea which woman we’re talking about (if we are talking about more than one) because at first there was one, then there were two, then there were three but the third only “thought” about pressing charges, now this was “regular behavior”. Except no one else saw anything. Ever. Oh, and today two people saw him getting into a taxi. Except later they really didn’t.

Cindie


13 posted on 11/03/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: gardencatz

He should just call a presser, address the charges as baseless false and affirm that the campaign moves on.

Just ignore the media and campaign. They are dunces and they will move on to the next GOP hit job soon.

This is one instance where he needs a professional staff. But then again, it is the lean and mean staff that got him to be the leader.

Address a last time and end it. Let the media speculate. Nobody trusts the media that will vote for Cain anyway.


14 posted on 11/03/2011 11:47:39 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: mdittmar

I find it rather interesting that Bill Clinton was known to have more than likely raped at least one woman possibly two, beat the crap out of another in a parking lot, and accosted numerous others, but the press couldn’t have cared less.

Now unspecified rumors by unspecified people have caused Cain no limit of grief. And what’s more, the good folks at FRee Republic are now the best friends of the folks who are instigating this double standard.

Why yes, Cain has a real problem. LOL, perhaps it’s the Conservative movement that has a problem. No specific charges, no named accusers, all a vapor trail at this point, and some of our people are writing Cain off.

LOL, with FReepers like these, who needs D.U., MoveOn.Org, Huffington Post... et al.


15 posted on 11/03/2011 12:22:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: DoughtyOne
GREAT post, DoughtyOne.

(Couldn't have said it better myself. :)

16 posted on 11/03/2011 12:25:23 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Excellent post!


17 posted on 11/03/2011 12:28:26 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: DoughtyOne

None of that matters now.

The only thing that will end this for the Cain campaign is for all the facts to be on the table and all the accusers to have free rein to speak.

The Cain campaign needs this to end.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 12:31:53 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: mdittmar

Thank you Lord!!!!!!! Go Cain!!!! President Herman Cain beginning January 2013. America can be proud again!!!!!


19 posted on 11/03/2011 12:39:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rbmillerjr
He should just call a presser, address the charges as baseless false and affirm that the campaign moves on.

...and then (a la Mark Block) and taking a cue from Rush Limbaugh, while still at the podium, start blazing away on a Cohiba...and smiling!

20 posted on 11/03/2011 12:53:00 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: mdittmar

21 posted on 11/03/2011 1:05:38 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: mdittmar
We got these SOBs on the run. They are going to rue the day the opened this can of worms on Cain. There will be justice. And there will be hell to pay. I know how the game works. Believe me this, they picked the WRONG GUY and WRONG SUPPORTERS to ambush on this one.
22 posted on 11/03/2011 1:06:00 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (No GOP Nominee Who Trashed Herman Cain By Vicious Smears Can Expect My Vote In The General Election.)
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To: Carl from Marietta

I won’t vote for Cain. NO conservative would have ever voted for Clinton/Gore and NO “republican” would have donated money to two Nebraska liberals. NO WAY would I give one dime to Cain.


23 posted on 11/03/2011 1:09:28 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: PhilDragoo
Nice graphic.

Of course Herm is a Purdue man.....


24 posted on 11/03/2011 1:09:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: xzins
The only thing that will end this for the Cain campaign is for all the facts to be on the table and all the accusers to have free rein to speak.

"Free rein"? LOL! Who do you think is being protected by those confidentiality agreements? If they go public they may never be employed again! Would you hire them?

25 posted on 11/03/2011 1:13:01 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: mdittmar
National Poll: Cain 26%, Romney 23%, Gingrich 14%
26 posted on 11/03/2011 1:21:52 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Da Bilge Troll

That’s beside the point. If Cain says publically “They all have freedom to speak as far as I’m concerned”, then the onus is off of Cain.

Any not speaking is then on them and it makes Cain look very above board.


27 posted on 11/03/2011 1:25:18 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: gardencatz

In a couple of days, “embattled” will precede Cain’s name.


28 posted on 11/03/2011 1:32:38 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: DoughtyOne

You said it, brother. Disagreeing with a candidate is one thing; joining the media in character assassination is something I’d expect from a Democrat.

Rick Perry has joined Mitt Romney on my “do not vote” list because I’m absolutely disgusted with the way his supporters have acted.


29 posted on 11/03/2011 1:35:31 PM PDT by Cato in PA (The Herminator 2: Judgment Day 2012)
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To: mdittmar; justsayno; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; onyx; Jim Robinson; TheOldLady
I got my Cain Bumper Sticker and Lawn Sign today and already put them up. Time to piss off the rats in Obamaland here in Crook County, IL!!!

There is no doubt this blew up in their faces!!! BWHAHAHAHAHA, the next time a lib attacks Cain tell them that they are racist!!! I love it :D

30 posted on 11/03/2011 1:38:40 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: MrB

The history revisionists have even accused George Washington of cheating on his wife.


31 posted on 11/03/2011 1:39:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: katiedidit1
"I won’t vote for Cain. NO conservative would have ever voted for Clinton/Gore and NO “republican” would have donated money to two Nebraska liberals. NO WAY would I give one dime to Cain."

Well I WILL vote for Herman Cain!!! I have stated before that I don't care about a candidates baggage at this point. I only care about who can lead and undo Obama's mess,our tax mess, and the avalanche of regulations on business and entrepenuers. In future elections, and when our nation is on more stable footing, I will consider candidates baggage, but not now. The stakes for our country are much higher than any drivel over he/said, she/said gossip and inuendo. I don't even care if he is guilty. There is not a candidate running now that is pure as snow. Everyone makes mistakes. Every candidate that has ever run for office has made mistakes. Human nature is what it is. I am just saying that now is not the time to play these games.

32 posted on 11/03/2011 1:43:46 PM PDT by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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33 posted on 11/03/2011 1:44:18 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: mdittmar

Some of that is my contribution. Once the 3rd woman came out, that was it for me. Time to donate!!! Anyone that is good enough to get 3 of em to come forward is MY candidate!!!


34 posted on 11/03/2011 1:48:55 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: lwoodham

You are right...every candidate has baggage but NOT one conservative I have ever known has been backed by rainbow push coalition...you do know what rainbow push stands for? and I dont know of any conservative that would have voted for Clinton/GORE...EVER! I do not like the 9 per cent national sales tax and 9% income tax...it will hurt people on fixed incomes. I like Newts plan better. IF Cain wins the nomination..I will do a write in..NO CAIN..he is the rino


35 posted on 11/03/2011 1:58:20 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: xzins
If Cain says publically “They all have freedom to speak as far as I’m concerned”, then the onus is off of Cain.

One problem: Cain is not a party to the settlements.

36 posted on 11/03/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: lwoodham

Cain joined the gop in 1996...even AFTER he became a republican he still donated to two liberal democrats...even after joining the GOP Cain contributed to two Nebraska Democrats.
•1996: Nebraska Governor Ben Nelson’s first U.S. Senate campaign, $500. (Nelson was running against Republican Chuck Hagel, who defeated Nelson).
•1998: Congressional hopeful Michael Scott, $500. (Scott lost to Republican Lee Terry, following admissions by Scott that he had used illegal drugs including marijuana and cocaine).
Cain is a rino....GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 11/03/2011 2:15:26 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: katiedidit1
Yes, because Newt has certainly never been affiliated with any liberal...


38 posted on 11/03/2011 2:20:09 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

That is nothing...bet you could dig up photos of Reagan with a few liberals...but Newt never received backing from rainbow push, newt never voted for Clinton and Newt did not make donations to liberal dems


39 posted on 11/03/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: katiedidit1

I can dig up the fact that Reagan was a Democrat and in about the same time frame as we are looking at here for Cain to go from at worst an independent (you did look at his WHOLE donation history) to become a conservative front runner. And the Rainbow push thing? Please, you think they would back him now?

And there is more than a photo here, you did read the paragraph...


40 posted on 11/03/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: katiedidit1

You can just vote for Obama and be done with it.


41 posted on 11/03/2011 2:34:49 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: Da Bilge Troll

His not being party to the settlements doesn’t matter. His statement over the airwaves to everyone concerned says that he’s willing to have everything out in the open.


42 posted on 11/03/2011 2:36:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: GoldwaterChick

YOU can vote for Obama...I (UNLIKE CAIN) have never voted for a democrat in my life. You go ahead and vote for your rino


43 posted on 11/03/2011 2:36:20 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: ejonesie22

Newt’s comments on this photo..I have a different view. I think it’s important to be on the stage, to engage in the debate, and to communicate our position clearly. There is a big difference between left-wing environmentalism that wants higher taxes, bigger government., more bureaucracy, more regulation, more red tape, and more litigation and a Green Conservatism that wants to use science, technology, innovation, entrepreneurs, and prizes to find a way to creatively invent the kind of environmental future we all want to live in. Unless we start making the case for the latter, we’re going to get the former. That’s why I took part in the ad.

NOW! you tell me why Cain voted for Clinton/Gore (the head greenie) and why he donated money to two liberal democrats AFTER he joined the gop...I want to know how you will spin that.


44 posted on 11/03/2011 2:41:56 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: ejonesie22

Clinton/Gore demoralized our country and our military. They were a disgrace. YOUR man donated to LIBERALS AFTER HE JOINED THE GOP..as for Beasley and Rainbow Push of GA supporting Cain today...they just might. Cain is a rino...Reagan never donated a dime to the dems after he joined the gop. Do not compare Cain with Reagan..it is an insult


45 posted on 11/03/2011 2:46:02 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: katiedidit1
No need to spin it. It was years ago.

Unlike the photo and your spin...

You really are trying to hard...

What's up with that...

A ton of conservatives know all the crap you are posting and yet we back him fully because we very well know where he has stood for some time. We know Reagan voted and supported Democrats AT AN EARLIER TIME. We know his donations to REPUBLICANS out strips his donations to two democrats by $350K to $1000. Yup a sure sign of a RINO LOL...

So I gotta go “hum...”

46 posted on 11/03/2011 2:50:38 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: katiedidit1

“They just might?”

That’s your defense?

Sure...

LOL...

Thanks I needed that...


47 posted on 11/03/2011 3:00:07 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

They did...OH and here is the reason Cain donated to democrats...sounds kind of like a sell out to me...All but one of Cain’s contributions to Democrats went to candidates in Nebraska, where Godfather’s Pizza, the company Cain led from 1986 to 1996, had been headquartered for more than 35 years: In 1993, Cain gave $500 to former Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey and $250 to New York Rep. Jose Serrano. In 1994, Cain wrote a check for $500 to former Nebraska Rep. Peter Hoagland. Two years later, he gave $500 to Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and in 1998, he donated another $500 to Omaha newscaster Michael Scott’s campaign for Congress.

“They were business decisions and personal decisions,” Cain told The Ticket when asked about the donations to Democrats. “One was a restaurateur. One was a personal friend. All moderate Democrats.”


48 posted on 11/03/2011 3:13:51 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: ejonesie22

Vote for your rino. I would bet you that many from his church (who are members of Rainbow Push) will support him and as I stated...NO conservative has ever had their support in the past and NO conservative would have voted for Clinton/gore


49 posted on 11/03/2011 3:19:48 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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50 posted on 11/03/2011 3:52:35 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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