Besieged presidential hopeful Herman Cain is appealing to his base for “friendship” and donations in the wake of the latest accusation of sexual impropriety against him.
In an email to supporters late Tuesday, Cain described his latest accuser — Ginger White — as a troubled Atlanta businesswoman and called her allegations of a 13-year affair “completely false.” The email was sent by Friends of Herman Cain.
The latest Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage poll
taken on Monday finds that Cain was the choice of only 10 percent of likely voters in Iowa and 4 percent of likely voters in New Hampshire. Another poll conducted on behalf of The Augusta Chronicle showed Cain with 13 percent support in South Carolina.
“Cain is just dropping like a rock,” declared InsiderAdvantage head Matt Towery, who conducted the polls on Nov. 28 following the most recent allegation.
Here is the complete text of Cain’s email to supporters:
Dear Patriots and Supporters,
As you probably heard yesterday, a troubled Atlanta business woman used national media outlets to promulgate a fabricated, unsubstantiated story about a 13-year affair with me. I am writing you today to assure you that this woman’s story is completely false.
I do know Ms. White. I have helped her financially at times over the past few years, just as I have helped many friends and acquaintances throughout the years. I thought Ms. White was a friend in need of a supportive hand to better her life.
Ms. White has made it apparent that she was abusing the friendship.
But now I am asking for your friendship. I am also asking for your prayers and support. This is a trying time for my family, my campaign, and for me. It is also a trying time for our country as we are all distracted from the truly important issues facing our nation.
This evening I have an important speaking engagement at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, where I will be outlining my foreign policy and national security plan. While recent events have taken a toll on me, the people in the audience this evening will not know it. I will deliver my message with vigor and enthusiasm.
Let me assure you, I am not deterred. America’s future is too important. We will continue on this journey to make America great once again.
Thank you and God bless.
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