Rumor Has It Herman Cain Will Soon Endorse Newt Gingrich

Cain’s camp says no decision has been made yet.

Posted: 12/05/2011 11:22 AM EST
Herman Cain will soon endorse Newt Gingrich BET Political Photos

With Herman Cain out of the presidential race, candidates are anxious to win over his supporters. There have been whispers that Cain plans to back fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich, who so far has benefitted the most from both Cain’s downfall and departure. A source told MyFoxAtlanta that the endorsement is imminent and could come as early as today, but Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told Fox News that the report is false.

 

"I'd ask them where they are getting their information?" Gordon said. "We'll keep you posted. Nothing to announce at this point."

 

Gingrich spoke privately with Cain after the Black Republican announced he would suspend his campaign and later released a statement calling Cain a "powerful voice in the conservative movement" who "elevated the dialogue of the Republican presidential primary," Fox News reports. He also said that he isn’t anticipating the endorsement that many political observers are predicting.

 

"Herman Cain has got to make up his own mind," Gingrich said. I hope to meet with him sometime next week. I expect he'll meet with all the candidates, and talk through what he intends to do with his new organization."

 

Cain, meanwhile, is maintaining his original campaign schedule. He’s attending a fundraiser in Oklahoma City and will shoot videos for an energy policy he’s planning to unveil, Gordon said.

 

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