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.