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Herman Cain pulls out of presidential race



Florida, you helped propel Herman Cain. Moments ago in Atlanta, he "suspended" his campaign and said he would endorse in the near future. Which candidate will his supporters get behind?

State Rep. Scott Plakon, a Cain supporter, "I'm disappointed he didn't make it farther. But we the people really made a difference here. He put actual solutions on the table that were bold. That has helped move the debate forward. We need significant tax and economic reform. This was a very personal decision with his family. He's a smart guy and he looked at all the factors and reassessed."

Ironically, Plakon this afternoon was at the Orange County Convention Center, where Cain won the Presidency 5 straw poll, for his daughter's cheer competition. He said he's not sure who he'll support now. "I've been all in for Herman Cain. I haven't even thought about what next. I don't have a plan B, let's say that."


[Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2011 2:43pm]


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