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Monday December 5th

Cain to reassess whether to stay in Republican race

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Herman Cain, rocked by another allegation of infidelity, has reportedly told senior advisers that he is considering ending his bid for president.

According to a transcript provided by the National Review Online, which listened in on a conference call between Cain and his top aides, Cain denied “unequivocally” an Atlanta woman’s claim that the two had engaged in a 13-year affair. He instead described it as a “friendship relationship,” and said he was helping her financially.

“That being said, obviously, this is a cause for reassessment,” he said, according to the report.

“We have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud, in some people’s minds, as to whether or not they would be able to support us going forth,” Cain said.

In the near term, Cain said he would press ahead with his schedule, including a major foreign policy speech in Michigan Tuesday night. His assessment will carry on “over the next several days.”

“If a decision is made, different than to plow ahead, you all will be the first to know,” he said.

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