Cain to stump for Gingrich in Georgia
February 15th, 2012
06:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain to stump for Gingrich in Georgia

San Francisco, California (CNN) - Newt Gingrich will be joined by another Georgia political heavyweight when he travels to that state later this week.

Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond confirms that businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will campaign with the former Georgia congressman Saturday. There will be a rally in Cobb County Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Gingrich holds two town halls in Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He will kick off his visit with a rally in Peachtree City Friday evening.

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Cain endorsed Gingrich in late January and in addition to doing media interviews on the candidate's behalf, he made one campaign stop with Gingrich in Florida ahead of the Jan. 31 primary.

Georgia is one of several states that holds its primary on March 6, Super Tuesday. The longtime Georgia resident is hoping to pick up a majority of the state's 76 delegates.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution first reported that Cain would join Gingrich in Georgia.

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Herman Cain • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Sid Prejean

    Lock up your wives, daughters, and female staff members, the Newt & Herm Tag Team is coming to town!

    February 15, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    that's it Newter. You are DONE. This is like Michael Corleone saying to Fredo...."I know it was you. You broke my heart" before giving him the kiss of death

    February 15, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. jarhead

    This is hilarious!!!! Didn't Cain spoof with Colbert in S.C.? Newt is done.

    February 15, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. dreamer96

    The womanizer promoting the womanizer...they can tell each other stories about their conquests....in the 1974 Newt Gingrich's campaign manager kept catching Newt doing the "wild thing" with campaign aids on the table in Newt's campaign office..when he was married to his first wife...

    February 15, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Not surprised to see the family values wife cheaters sticking up for each other.

    February 15, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  6. Slightly Left of Center

    ...Gingrich will be joined by another Georgia political heavyweight...

    Doesn't anyone proofread? It is suppose to be 'another overweight Georgia politician'.

    February 15, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  7. GI Joe.

    Who cares?

    February 15, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. works4me

    Loser one meet loser two!

    February 15, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. Dennis1020

    You.....gotta.....be.....kidding! If I was a Republican I think I would put on a false hair piece, a fake nose and dark glasses to hide my identity and embarrassment.

    February 15, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. LoLo

    Really????? Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 15, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  11. NoTags

    "Uncle Tom" Cain is going to Georgia with Newt to make sure he locks in the 2 votes from the 2 black voters who would vote for Newt on super Tuesday.

    February 15, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. John

    The trouble with Newt Gingrich keep having Loser keep trying to help him. It like one loser go out and talk about another loser.

    February 15, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  13. Romney is not My Hero

    Awww, how nice. They can play pass the mistress and everything! This just keeps getting better. Obama will not even have anyone to run against come election time. Thanks, dummies.

    Obama 2012! The GOP is making this too easy.

    February 15, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  14. Ed Fl

    It is a good thing that Cain isn't a woman, he could become wife no 4 5 6.depending on Newts memory. This is Newt last ploy,after this boon doggle he may become a Pizza delivery guy for Cain.They deserve one another.

    February 15, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Great team ,

    They both loves the ladys !

    February 15, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  16. Name Stephanie from Pittsburgh

    The blind leading the blind.

    February 15, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  17. ron07

    Ahhhhhh shuckey duckey.

    February 15, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  18. John H ATL

    The reality must be sinking in at the level of the GOP establishment that they are headed to certain disaster in November with any of the flawed candidates currently running. I just wonder who the GOP leadership is leaning on to be the "rabbit pulled out of the hat" of a brokered convention. It will be a tough sale though. The GOP deep pockets are going to be reluctant to support just any old tarnished retreads. And one has to imagine that the top tier candidates are looking toward 2016–assuming, accurately, that Obama will win this race. Today's capitulation by the House GOP on FICA tax and Unemployment benefits is one more acknowledgement of a failed strategy and the first step back from the precipice of potential disaster in the House and Senate contests as well. The bad news for the GOP: the electorate has already formed an opinion of the GOP as too rich, too intolerant and unconcerned with the plight of the middle class.

    February 15, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  19. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I don't think that either one really make sense for the presidency. The fact that one is cheering for the other doesn't help things. The idea that we could have a flat tax doesn't work. Calling Obama a socialist is wrong as well. This is just a touch of what is wrong with them.

    February 15, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  20. cisco4

    Oh OH...Here..... comes the pizza pie guy..huh?...Don't expect a tip from me dude for the delivery ..even though the pizza is hot.. really hot..

    February 15, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Cain may end up winning three or four primaries without even campaigning at the rate the GOBP deathcult is imploding.

    February 16, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |