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Posted Nov 29, 2011, 3:25 pm
Herman Cain told senior members of his campaign staff Tuesday that he was reassessing whether he should continue his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, an aide confirmed to The New York Times.
Cain's decision to reassess his campaigning comes a day after an Atlanta woman, Ginger White, disclosed details of what she said was a 13-year affair with Cain.
The call was first reported by the National Review, and it came as Cain was heading to Michigan for a campaign stop.
According to the Times, Cain was discussing the future of his campaign with his family, and he was considering options for his next move.
According to National Review, which was reportedly on the call, Cain denied allegations of the affair.
“That being said, obviously, this is cause for reassessment,” he continued.
The campaign was also reassessed during allegations of sexual harassment by four women against Cain.
Cain also said that over the next several days the campaign would continue as scheduled as he reassessed his candidacy.
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Newt Gingrich, who is the former House Speaker and a Republican presidential candidate, empathized with Cain during an interview with CBS News.
"Remember I was supposed to be dead in June and July. I am not going to go around declaring anybody else dead," Gingrich said to Nancy Cordes in an interview in South Carolina.
"I think any candidate has the right to try to recover. They have the right to to try to get back in the game," added Gingrich.
His views starkly contrast those of Michele Bachmann, another Republican presidential candidate, who said that the people around her believe that Cain is "done."