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Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sings to the crowd during comedian Stephen Colbert's "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally" at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith).
January 28, 2012 7:32:04 PM PST
Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain is backing Newt Gingrich's White House bid.

Cain endorsed his fellow Georgian Saturday, just days before Florida's primary, at a GOP fundraiser.

Gingrich was also slated to speak to the group later Saturday night.

Gingrich, a former House speaker, is in a fierce fight for Tuesday's Florida's GOP primary with Mitt Romney.

Cain, a favorite of the tea party and a former pizza executive, left the race before the first nominating contests facing accusations of unwanted sexual advances. He remains popular, however, and would be a late boost for Gingrich.


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