Cain to open Iowa base
July 11th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain to open Iowa base

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will attend the opening of his Iowa headquarters Monday night in Urbandale.

Cain, a tea party favorite, has visited the Hawkeye State 22 times and plans to compete in the high stakes Ames straw poll in August.

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO announced his staff in Iowa last week, including state director Larry Tuel, and field staff Lisa Lockwood, Zach Dalluge and Steven Hensler, after members of his staff defected. Since announcing his candidacy May 21, Cain's stock has continued to rise in national and state-wide polls.

A Des Moines Register Iowa Poll of GOP candidates released in June showed Cain in third place with 10 percent, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 23 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota with 22 percent. He tied for third with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas in an Iowa poll released Monday, behind Bachmann and Romney.

Cain came in fourth place in the most recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll of voters nationally, with 10 percent support. He fell behind Romney with 24 percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 20 percent and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani with 12 percent.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    When you consider if you can recite history properly, and not flip-flop on issues, then he has a good chance to knock off the current leaders. Problem is, most people don't like what he's talking about, but the base loves it.

    July 11, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I wonder if Cain signed the "Republican Pledge", I wouldn't put it past him.

    July 11, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Ron

    Good! They will probably like Godfather's Pizza up there.

    Oh, wait. What? A base for a presidential campaign?! Huh? Nah. I don't think that will fly, but if you want to burn the money, America needs the jobs. At least you can say that you are ONE republican creating jobs (don't mention the temporary part of those jobs, 'though)

    July 11, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Jarhead

    Another joker! Obama's reelection is a cinch with that many clowns in the GOP. But the fundamental reason he'll be reelected is because the majority of American people understands that the republicans have nothing to offer but criticisms of Obama.

    July 11, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  5. vet in texas

    "turn out the lights the parties over" – Don Meredith version

    July 11, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. DA

    If this dude waste his own money frivolous ventures, imagine what he would do with the American People money? Makes you go

    July 11, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  7. Oldie in TampaBay

    another dreamer .. better post a 'close' date as well.

    July 11, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. payback

    ....I'm sorry any black person in their right mind. Who identifies, With the republican party. Should have their head exaimed.....I guess, he's pro-slavery too.......................................

    July 11, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  9. Republican Robber Baron

    Pizza Man strikes again. Maybe he can scare the rightie propeller heads into blaming everything on Muslims or making his cabinet take tests to prove they are safe.

    July 11, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  10. Me

    I'd sooner vote for Papa John, heck, even Dr. John before I'd vote for Heman Cain.

    July 11, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  11. Bill

    "payback", wasn't Abraham Lincoln a Republican? And didn't he free the slaves? That's what I thought. Guess Lincoln was "pro-slavery"?. That's something I never knew, "payback". Thanks for your wisdom.

    July 11, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. thomas

    The Rents too Dame High !

    July 11, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |