Herman Cain Announces the Iowa Fund
The Iowa Caucuses are exactly two months away, and the Herman Cain campaign is gearing up for a historic win. In order to ensure victory in Iowa, Mr. Cain is proud to announce the Iowa Fund hosted at www.IowaFund.com. The Iowa Fund begins this morning and culminates on Wednesday, November 9th. The campaign’s goal is to bolster the Iowa Fund with $999,000.
The Iowa Fund will allow Mr. Cain’s campaign to continue to hire additional staff in Iowa, place TV ads, and spread Mr. Cain's ideas to put Americans back to work.
“The fight for Iowa has already started. The other Republican candidates, the liberal media, and even President Obama have begun to publicly attack Mr. Cain because they are intimidated by his "9-9-9 Plan" and his ability to connect with Americans, said Steve Grubbs, Iowa State Chairman for Herman Cain. “As Mr. Cain continues to pull away in the polls, we expect the attacks to continue.”
Friends of Herman Cain, Inc. has launched an aggressive, multi-channel fundraising program to ensure they meet their goal of $999,000 by November 9th. They are confident that Americans will continue to rally around Herman Cain, because they are ready to see a real problem solver in the White House.
Longtime Farm Leader Kleckner Endorses Cain
Former American Farm Bureau President Kleckner Releases Radio Endorsement of Cain
Des Moines – Saying the 'American farmer is under attack,' former American Farm Bureau President, Dean Kleckner released a radio ad this week endorsing Herman Cain because he believes 'Cain will stand up for farmers.'
Kleckner argues that government overregulation is hurting American agriculture and that running a farm is like running a business. “Herman Cain is a proven CEO,” says Kleckner. He goes on to say that “Herman Cain reminds me of Ronald Reagan and I knew Ronald Reagan.”
Kleckner spent 24 years as president of the Iowa and American Farm Bureaus and became one of the most respected ag leaders to come out of Iowa in the last fifty years.
“I spent much of my life in the food industry and we could not have succeeded without great American agriculture,” said Cain. “I want to thank Mr. Kleckner for his endorsement and let all farmers know that we will stand with them as they try to feed the world.”
“Despite the fact that most Iowans live in small towns and cities now, the farm vote is still critical for any candidate seeking the Republican nomination,” said Steve Grubbs, Iowa Chairman for the Cain Campaign. “The endorsement from Dean Kleckner shows the continued momentum Herman Cain is gaining in Iowa. We believe we can bring the farm community onto the Cain Train and make us competitive in the caucuses.”
The radio ad with Kleckner's endorsement will air on statewide radio and WHO radio in Des Moines. The ad represents the campaigns first paid media specifically produced for the State of Iowa. “The fact that our first ad in Iowa focuses on agriculture should send a message to the Iowa ag community how much we value the contribution of farmers to the American economy and their importance in the caucuses,” said Mark Block, Chief of Staff to the Cain for President campaign.
Kleckner's last line in the radio ad summed it all up, “I think Herman Cain should be the next president of the United States of America.”
The American Public’s Commitment to Herman Cain Intensifies
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s lead in the Republican field grows despite the efforts of his detractors.
According to the independent Quinnipiac University poll released today, Mr. Cain leads the Republican primary field with 30 percent – seven percentage points higher than his closest rival and above the margin-of-error. The poll also indicates that in a head-to-head race Mr. Cain leads Gov. Romney with a 47 - 39 percent.
In South Carolina, Mr. Cain continues to add to his lead according to polling conducted the last two days by Rasmussen Reports. In today’s release, Mr. Cain has a 10 percent advantage over his nearest rival. Of those who indicated they are certain of their vote, Mr. Cain leads Gov. Romney by 12 percent. In a head-to-head race in South Carolina, Mr. Cain leads Gov. Romney 50% to 37%, and Mr. Cain leads Gov. Perry 56% to 27%.
Meanwhile, Cain supporters showed an increased commitment to Mr. Cain by providing him a second consecutive record-breaking fundraising day on Tuesday, Nov. 1, surpassing Monday’s new record. Within the last 48 hours, Mr. Cain’s campaign has received nearly a million dollars from supporters all across the country.
Perry Campaign Used Politico to Attack Cain With Anonymous Sexual Harassment Charges
A Forbes Magazine column by Richard Miniter reported on Nov. 2 links Governor Rick Perry’s political campaign to the spread of malicious allegations this week against Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain.
"Cain Says Perry Camp Behind Sex Harassment Leak" by Richard Miniter
“The American people deserve better than these underhanded tactics by the Perry campaign. And Rick Perry owes Mr. Cain's family an apology. A desperate candidate is trying to steal the Republican nomination away from Mr. Cain,” said Mark Block, Chief of Staff to the Herman Cain presidential campaign. “Since Politico released an attack story based on anonymous accusers, which was almost certainly provided to them by the Rick Perry campaign, Mr. Cain has taken the honorable path - he has been upfront and honest with the American people.”
Meanwhile, Cain supporters showed an increased commitment to Mr. Cain by providing him a second consecutive record-breaking fundraising day on Tuesday, Nov. 1, surpassing Monday’s new record.
Block said, “The American people - and Herman Cain's family - deserve better than these types of deceitful attacks by politicians. It's precisely this political mentality of infighting by politicians that is keeping America from solving the problems of job creation and border security. Fortunately, Herman Cain is no politician - he's a problem solver. Even amongst these attacks we’re redoubling our efforts and not allowing these distracters to take us off course. This swelling of public support will help Herman continue spreading his message of real leadership and real problem solving across the country.“
Perry’s campaign has recently faced sinking poll numbers and has consistently placed behind Herman Cain in the rankings in recent weeks.