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Herman Cain is talking about how his wife is dealing with the rigors of his campaign, including the sexual harassment allegations. She is “200 percent” supportive of him, Cain said.

Cain said his wife responded to the allegations, saying it doesn’t sound like the Cain she knows.

Herman Cain says he doesn’t even know who his latest accuser is, calling the charges a distraction from important issues like the economy. When asked if the accuser is lying, Cain said “yes.”

“I don’t remember knowing her,” Cain said.

Herman Cain, in an interview with ABC News and Yahoo! News “categorically” rejects new sexual harassment allegations. “I can categorically say I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period,” Cain said.

“I don’t even remember,” Cain said. “I reject all those charges.”

The Columbus Dispatch reports that turnout in Ohio, which is today voting whether to repeal new anti-union law SB5, is very high.

The paper reports that turnout is especially good in Franklin County, where the capital city of Columbus is located along with one of the highest number of public employees per capita, according to Dems in the state.

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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), whose Tea Party following makes him one of the most high-profile endorsements in the country, is hopping into a competitive primary in the Nebraska Senate race to endorse Don Stenberg.

“The one complaint I hear most about him from the DC political class is that he can’t raise money,” DeMint said in an e-mail to supporters, per Hotline On Call. “This, of course, should be expected. He’s a grassroots candidate and doesn’t have national fundraising connections like establishment candidates.”

The move is especially loaded since one of the top contenders for the nomination, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning ®, has faced a slew of negative stories in recent months, including accusations that a land deal he made with two student loan executives represents a conflict of interest, a charge he denies. He also raised eyebrows earlier this year by comparing welfare recipients to scavenging raccoons, a quote he subsequently walked back.

Here's an interesting way to rally opposition to a ballot proposition that would allow for same-day voter registration: convince voters that its being pushed by gay activists and their pro-gay agenda.

That's what the Maine Republican Party did with ads they paid thousands of dollars to run in Maine newspapers.

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