Cain Faces Questions About Campaign Financing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is investigating possible improper financial arrangements between a charity and his campaign.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that Cain, who also is dealing with sexual harassment allegations from the 1990s, allowed a tax-exempt charity to illegally provide money to help Cain’s campaign get started.

Cain’s chief of staff, Mark Block, says the campaign has asked a lawyer to review the transactions. Block says the campaign will comment when that investigation is over.

The charity, Prosperity USA, was founded by Block and Linda Hansen, Cain’s deputy chief of staff. The Journal Sentinel reported there are questions about approximately $40,000 that helped Cain’s campaign get started earlier this year.

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  • Murph

    Oh my,another pretender with sleazy backing.Who’d a thunk it!

  • See BS

    David Letterman has a pull out bed in his office for young interns, he uses it to write perverted jokes about Sarah Palin’s teen daughter.

    Seems strange sexual harassment is only for black Republicans.

    • Deep Thinker

      What the heck does David Letterman have to do with this? You sound like a dope looking for something to argue about……good luck with that….

      • See BS

        Because CBS is promoting sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain from 20 years ago and David Letterman kept his job without any question at all about his pull out bed in his workplace.

        It’s called a “double standard”

        • Frankie

          And the GOP had to dig to find Paula Jones.
          Besides BS, more than CBS is reporting this story, no double standard. Letterman keeping his job has nothing to do with politics. If Letterman was running for President it would be significant.
          BS if you care to look at is the picture of Herman Cain. Funny, Cain admits the restraunt organization paid a woman money. Not a lot, but still money, with a non disclosure provision. See BS: Herman Cain

          • See BS

            Bill Clinton sexually assaulted 2 women and an intern at the whitehouse.

            Al Gore sexually assaulted a massage therapist in Portland without even being prosecuted.

            Everyone else is automatically guilty of sexual harassment or sex offenses unless you’re an important democrat.

            You’re just proving my point about Gestapoism, that’s all.

  • Sam I am

    Excuse me but did you read the article.Herman Cain asked that it investigated himself. He is not being invesigated – he is initiating it. Huge difference.

  • Sue J

    Double standard story!

    • Steve

      What is the double standard about investigationg if you broke campaign financing laws? More sensless bable posted by a viewer

  • stubby

    Yet Bill Clinton can have sex in the oval office and nothing happens. He can be recorded saying sexual things to G. Flowers and gets a pass. The libs are so afraid of Cain, they will stop at nothing to distroy him, or at least try. Where waa all of this digging when obama was running? Bill Aires, Rev. Wright’s church, never had a job in his life, voted only “present” when he was in the senate for a whole year and a half. Wrong-doings are only wrong if you are a conserative.

    • GOPSUX

      Except that it was Karl Rove who did this.

  • Citizen

    I wonder if any of the posters here saw the interview of Cain with Bob Schieffer. Probably not. Cain is a nutcase. Transcript follows with thanks to the Dismal Political Economist’s blog:

    “BOB SCHIEFFER: Okay. I want to ask you, since we’re on the subject of abortion, it was at one point back there when the question of Planned Parenthood came up and you said that it was not Planned Parenthood, it was really planned genocide. Because you said Planned Parenthood was trying to put all these centers into the Black communities because they wanted to kill Black babies–

    HERMAN CAIN (overlapping): Yes.

    BOB SCHIEFFER: –before they were born. You still stand by that?

    HERMAN CAIN: I still stand by that.

    BOB SCHIEFFER: Do you have any proof that that was the objective of Planned Parenthood?

    HERMAN CAIN: If people go back and look at the history and look at Margaret Sanger’s own words, that’s exactly where that came from. Look– look up the history. So if you go back and look up the history– secondly, look at where most of them were built. Seventy-five percent of those facilities were built in the Black community. And Margaret Sanger’s own words– she didn’t use the word genocide but she did talk about preventing the– the increasing number of poor Blacks in this country by preventing Black babies from being born.

    From Politifact – No Comments Needed

    Cain’s claim is a ridiculous, cynical play of the race card. We rate it Pants on Fire.”

  • Dale Gribble

    This is why the Tea Party must not support negritos types. We already have one in office. They can’t keep it in their pants and they are genetically predisposed to violence and sex with white women. Vote Ron Paul!

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