Herman Cain sent an email to supporters Tuesday night seeking to quell reports that his campaign’s demise may be imminent. In it, he calls Ginger White’s claim of a 13-year extramarital affair with him “completely false” and says he is “not deterred” (though he acknowledges that recent events have “taken a toll” on him).
On Wednesday morning, Ginger White appeared on ABC's Good Morning America. When asked by George Stephanopolous if Cain be a good President, the 46-year-old single mother of two said: "No I do not…My views are different than his views. This is not political, and I've never tried to make it out to be that."
Here’s the Cain email:
Dear Patriots and Supporters,
As you probably heard yesterday, a troubled Atlanta business woman used national media outlets to promulgate a fabricated, unsubstantiated story about a 13 year affair with me. I am writing you today to assure you that this woman’s story is completely false.
I do know Ms. White. I have helped her financially at times over the past few years, just as I have helped many friends and acquaintances throughout the years. I thought Ms. White was a friend in need of a supportive hand to better her life.
Ms. White has made it apparent that she was abusing the friendship.
But now I am asking for your friendship. I am also asking for your prayers and support. This is a trying time for my family, my campaign, and for me. It is also a trying time for our country as we are all distracted from the truly important issues facing our nation.
This evening I have an important speaking engagement at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, where I will be outlining my foreign policy and national security plan. While recent events have taken a toll on me, the people in the audience this evening will not know it. I will deliver my message with vigor and enthusiasm.
Let me assure you, I am not deterred. America’s future is too important. We will continue on this journey to make America great once again.
Thank you and God bless.
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