Politics

Cain campaign: $9 million raised since October 1

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain may be going through hell as he fights sexual harassment allegations dating back to the 1990s, but he’s raising some serious dough in the process.

Cain’s campaign on Thursday said it has raised $9 million since Oct. 1. (RELATED: Cain Train on the wane? Leaked polls show eroding Iowa support)

Twenty-five percent of these contributions, the Cain campaign said, have come in the last ten days. While ten days also represents 25 percent of the calendar days since October 1, Cain’s camp did manage to avoid losing steam during a period of time when his treatment at the hands of the media has been particularly unkind.

It was revealed last week that two women who worked under Cain at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s received monetary payouts after accusing Cain of making unwanted sexual advances. Cain has said he was falsely accused.

“The generosity of Mr. Cain’s followers has more than doubled in the past five weeks, compared to the financial gifts received in the previous two quarters combined,” spokesman J.D. Gordon said.

In comparison, Cain’s campaign raised $4.7 million from May through September.

The campaign has raised a total of $14.1 million since Cain announced he was running for president.

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