Illinois went on Super Tuesday so McCain, Romney, Huckabee and lesser candidates were ballot options.
What we know is she was at a Tea Party event Cain spoke at this year.
It sheds no light on her 1997 claim although documentation should exist regarding her travel, the dinner, the room upgrade, etc. I don't know if Cain denies they ever met.
If the objective facts match, Cain has no way to refute her claim. There are no witnesses when it's two people in a car. Does she have contemporaneous documentation? A police report, a letter, a court document, a medical record... this woman does not.
Two woman who have some historically documented allegations won't come forward. It's ridiculous.
Is Cain a Clintonian cad with more bimbo eruptions to come? Is this about race? Is this dirty politics? It maybe all of them or none of them.
I pray the truth ultimately prevails whatever it may be.
Per the Chuck Goudie/ABC story:
Who is Sharon Bialek? The Chicago-area woman has an extensive corporate and personal history in the area going back to the early 1990s.
It was her hope for a new job that Bialek says brought her to Herman Cain that day in 1997. Bialek’s resume and a trail of public records indicates that changing jobs has been a regular occurrence for the Chicagoan. She has worked for at least nine different employers over the past 17 years and appears to have struggled financially.
The public record on Bialek begins in 1991 when she filed personal bankruptcy for the first time while living in Des Plaines.
Between 1993 and 1996 Bialek worked for four different companies in promotion and marketing positions.
In 1996, and part of 1997, Bialek was at the National Restaurant Association. After being let go from that job in mid-1997, she says that she went to Washington, D.C., to meet with Cain, president of the association, because she needed a job.
In 1999, Bialek’s son Nicholas was born and a paternity lawsuit was filed by the father, a media executive.
In 2001 came Bialek’s second personal bankruptcy, filed after sizable legal bills. That year she was hired by WGN radio where she worked until 2004 when she took a marketing job and then a job at WCKG radio.
Along the way, according to her attorney, Bialek also held positions with Revlon and Easter Seals.
Bialek currently lives in Mundelein with fiance Mark Harwood.
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