Herman Cain explains why he won’t run for Georgia Senate seat

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain says he won’t run for Georgia’s open Senate seat because he is focusing on his new radio show.

Reacting to the news Friday that Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election in 2014, Cain said, “No I’m not running!” in a statement provided to The Daily Caller by his spokeswoman.

“My attention is laser focused on exposing the economic pain and suffering to come from a second Obama term, part of which is via my new nationally syndicated talk radio show that is finishing its first week on the air,” he said.

Cain has made it clear in the past he was not interested in the seat, despite polls showing him to be the top favorite among Georgia Republicans. In November, Cain told TheDC he would not challenge Chambliss in a Republican primary.

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