Here We Go Again: Another Cain ‘Affair’? (UPDATES)

The Washington Post reports:

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain rebutted charges on Monday that he had a 13-year affair with Ginger White, who he said was just a friend. The charges will air on an Atlanta TV station at 6 p.m Monday evening, and arrive on the heels of four women accusing the former Godfather’s pizza CEO of sexual harassment in the 1990s.

“It was pretty simple,” White said. “It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”

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UPDATE:

The businesswoman, Ginger White, who claims that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain appeared on Fox News in Atlanta today.

According to the New York Times, to prove her assertions, White said that “she had records of 61 phone calls or text messages to or from a number starting with the area code 678 that she said was Mr. Cain’s number.”

She also said that she met Cain in the late 1990s in Louisville, Ky., and that they often stayed together at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, Ga. And that “the physical affair ended eight months ago.”

More from the New York Times:

“It was pretty simple,” Ms. White told the station. “It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”

Fox said that it texted the number Ms. White gave them and that Herman Cain returned the call. Fox said Mr. Cain said he “knew Ginger White” and that she had his number because he was “trying to help her financially.”

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UPDATE, Nov. 29:

Less than 24 hours after Ginger White alleged that she and Cain had carried on a 13-year extramarital affair — one the Cain has denied — the pizza CEO is now reassessing whether to remain in the presidential race.

The Washington Post:

Businessman Herman Cain told senior members of his campaign this morning that he is reassessing whether to remain in the Republican presidential race.

One adviser said Cain is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.

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Author: DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist