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Herman Cain’s campaign is responding to a fourth woman who is accusing him of sexual harassment, calling her claims “false accusations.”

From their email:



Just as the country finally begins to refocus on our crippling $15 trillion national debt and the unacceptably high unemployment rate, now activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain.
All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone. Fortunately the American people will not allow Mr. Cain’s bold “9-9-9 Plan”, clear foreign policy vision and plans for energy independence to be overshadowed by these bogus attacks.

Cain’s accuser tells a story that sounds very different from Cain’s innocuous descriptions of his own actions. In her words: “He pulled my head towards his crotch… I said, ‘I have a boyfriend.’ He said, ‘You want a job, right?’”

Gloria Allred is introducing a new woman accusing Herman Cain of harassment. Sharon Bialek worked at the National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation, Allred says.

Score one for the tobacco industry. Reuters reports a federal judge has sided with Big Tobacco and blocked graphic new warning labels the federal government wanted to add to a pack of cigarettes.



U.S. District Judge Richard Leon sided with tobacco companies and granted a temporary injunction, saying they would likely prevail in their lawsuit challenging U.S. health regulators' rule as unconstitutional because it compels speech in violation of the First Amendment.

Howard Stern’s longtime producer, Benjy Bronk, upstaged the Gloria Allred unveiling of a Cain accuser by taking the podium ahead of the event. The move was not dissimilar to what he did during the Anthony Weiner debacle as that scandal descended into a media sideshow.

RedState’s Moe Lane is picking up on an angle already reported by TPM: that Herman Cain does not seem to be seriously contesting the Iowa primaries, and thus arguably the GOP nominating contest as a whole. Indeed, Lane, a regular writer for the conservative site is courting his readers' ire by comparing Cain’s Iowa campaign to Howard Dean’s in 2004.

Referencing a recent ABC News article that detailed the dearth of volunteers in Cain’s Iowa campaign offices, Lane writes: In 2004, Howard Dean had money. Howard Dean had polls. Howard Dean had a national campaign going. What Howard Dean did not have was a functional Iowa organization designed to bring people to the precinct polling stations an keep them there for up to two hours, which is why he came in third place."

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll coming out Monday night shows that 54 percent of Republican voters have “no concern” about voting for businessman Herman Cain after allegations he sexually harassed multiple women while at the National Restaurant Association. Cain has denied the allegations.

A tweet from NBC’s Mark Murray said that 15 percent have “just a little” concern about voting for Cain, 5 percent “quite a bit” and 8 percent “a great deal.”

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