Washington (CNN) - While controversy swirls around Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, his campaign is continuing to see a major financial boost.
The campaign announced Thursday it has brought in more than $9 million since October 1. In the last 10 days, when stories about the controversy first appeared, it has raised $2.25 million.
Cain started rising in the polls in late September when he captured a straw poll in Florida after a well-received debate performance.
Cain raised a total of $4.7 million from May to September, he has almost doubled that amount in the last five weeks.
"Mr. Cain's vision to renew our country and create new jobs via his bold "9-9-9 Plan" is resonating across America," Mark Block, the campaign's chief of staff, said in a statement. "Mr. Cain's business experience and executive leadership is needed to put America back on the track to prosperity. Voters want to be part of the Cain Train so they are donating their time, talent and treasure to make sure Mr. Cain is our next president."
Cain has repeatedly and vehemently denied the sexual abuse allegations. Some analysts have said the accusations are helping him to build support among conservative activists and the impressive fundraising totals are one sign of that.
Rudy NYC how the democrat destroy Cain he put hisself in that predictment.
Vote all these republican clowns out of the office.
I dont trust no republican.
Well said Nathan, if only quoting lines from a movie – but hey – you stumped a few hobbits ~ they don't like it when you comment about "their black guys" .......and before the hobbits start whining on their holy soap box that's an dAnn Coulter quote.
And their religiosity is fair game just like their bigotry – for some hobbits they're almost the same!
I pray Herman Cain goes up against Obama in 2012. Keep the cash coming folks. Must be the "new white guilt" that they claimed help sweep Obama into office in 2008.
@Democrat Party – leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA
You are way out of your league. And while no doubt we all understand that your comments are intended to do nothing more than infuriate, you go too far. Not only are you fast becoming foolish, you very often say more about yourself than you say about those whom you wish to hurt.
I've been asking a question all day, and no right winger has stepped up to answer it. Here it is again:
Which one, of all the politicians cited for sexual misconduct, has been shown to be innocent? Every one of them has eventually had to admit it (except Clarence Thomas, but he's guilty, too). Clinton, Ensign, Weiner, Gingrich, Edwards, Craig, all of them did it.
So, what makes you think Herman Cain is the exception? Where is evidence that he was set up (and I don't mean the debunked charges concerning Axelrod and Josh Kraushaar and all the other made-up nonsense from Limbaugh and Faux News). There are currently 4 women charging Cain with nastiness, and there are bound to be more coming. Would you bet on a horse like Herman, given the odds? If so, I'd love to play poker with you.
Retardican Party – right-wing "reactionary" fascist Nazi losers hellbent on destroying the USA
Your party needs to find a new token black politician so that your party will survive 40 or 50 years down the road, when whites will not be the majority race in the United States. Hint: It is not a good idea to have a black politician who called his own race "brainwashed," because that will tick off his own race. He is not even going to win the black vote in Georgia in a general election.
Excellent point about our resident hate-monger, Lynda. If he weren't so public about his fear, hate and irrationality, it would be easier to have more compassion for the damaged soul he displays daily.
Maybe he can use the money to defend himself when he gets sued for his predatory behavior.