Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A defiant Herman Cain told former staffers Monday his endorsement was not likely to come in the next several days, and blamed his opponents and the media for causing his wife's migraine headaches and forcing him to suspend his presidential campaign, according to a source with knowledge of a Cain conference call.
On the conference call for campaign staffers, Cain said he would weigh his options carefully and would not rush to endorse one of his former opponents, the source said. He credited his policy ideas with pushing other GOP candidates, including Mitt Romney, to be bolder in their plans to overhaul Washington.
Washington (CNN) - In the wake of Herman Cain's decision to halt his presidential campaign, the main questions are who will he endorse, will his supporters follow his lead, and will it matter?
The first answer could come this week, as Cain said Saturday after announcing the suspension of his Republican presidential bid that he would announce an endorsement in coming daysFULL STORY
Staten Island, New York (CNN) - As the GOP presidential race narrowed in the wake of Herman Cain suspending his campaign, Newt Gingrich was complimentary of his formal rival but reluctant to acknowledge it was now a two-man race between him and Mitt Romney.
Within hours of Cain’s announcement, the former House speaker praised the former pizza executive’s “9-9-9” tax plan as he appealed to tea party supporters at a town hall event and book signing in New York City’s most conservative borough.
Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) - Staff and supporters at Herman Cain's Iowa headquarters shared tears, hugs and overall fond memories of a candidate they say they'll continue to support in whatever his next venture may be.
"Without a doubt," Iowa communications director Lisa Lockwood said when asked if she'll continue to fight for him if there is a plan B for Cain, who announced Saturday that he is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire Republican officials who supported Herman Cain's presidential run began to survey their options Saturday after Cain suspended his efforts, with several state representatives saying their support could go to Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul.
Cain ended his run for the White House on Saturday, saying he would focus instead on his family and on promoting his economic proposals from outside Washington. Cain visited New Hampshire three times over the past four months, and had four paid staffers and two campaign offices in the state.
Editor's note: CNN political reporter and tea party expert Shannon Travis has been covering Herman Cain's presidential campaign since he first indicated his interest in the White House nearly a year ago. Here is his account of the year of triumph and tragedy.
Atlanta (CNN) - Who was the real Herman Cain?
Was he all of the fearless, savvy, politically cunning yet proudly politically incorrect man who appears larger than life on TV?FULL STORY
(CNN) –- With news Saturday that Herman Cain is suspending his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, many are wondering what the move means for his future.
Federal law doesn’t have a specific definition for “suspending” a political campaign, meaning Cain is still legally considered a candidate.
Atlanta (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told supporters Saturday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, which has become hobbled in recent weeks by allegations of sexual harassment and an Atlanta woman's claim that they carried on a 13-year affair.
While he will still be able to raise and spend campaign funds because he did not officially drop out, his White House bid is effectively over.FULL STORY
Atlanta (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is expected to address the future of his presidential campaign Saturday at the scheduled opening of a Georgia campaign headquarters.
"Tomorrow in Atlanta, I will be making an announcement," he said Friday at a town hall meeting in Rock Hill, South Carolina. "But nobody's going to get me to make that prematurely, that's all there is to that."FULL STORY