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Herman Cain 2016: 5 Facts About Political Background of Potential GOP Presidential Hopeful

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Herman Cain was an early presidential candidate for the 2012 election and is considering another run for president in 2016. Below are five facts about Herman Cain, better known as a businessman first and a politician second.

1. In the 1990s, Cain served as a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In 1994, he was appointed to chair the board, according to Slate.

2. In 1994, Cain got his first taste of politics on the national level when he debated with President Clinton on his healthcare plan during a town hall meeting in Kansas City. Cain was the CEO and chairman of the Godfather's Pizza chain at the time of this showdown.

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3. Cain's first foray into the election politics began when he formed the Citizens for Cain Exploratory Committee in 1999 prior to the 2000 presidential race, according to the National Journal.

4. In 2004, Cain would make his first run for office when a U.S. Senate seat opened up after Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller retired. Cain finished second in the three-candidate Republican primary behind the heavily favored U.S. Rep. Johnny Isakson, according to the Center for Politics.

5. Only five months into Cain’s 2012 presidential campaign, he was accused of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct. Despite repeatedly denying the allegations, Cain dropped out of the presidential race in December 2011.

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