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Surging Cain visits Richmond Saturday

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If recent polls are any indication he could be in 2nd place in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Businessman Herman Cain will headline this weekend’s fundraiser for the powerful Virginia conservative group, The Family Foundation.

Cain’s plain spoken proposals and impressive life story have given him a second look by Republican primary voters unsure about the leading crop of candidates. He recently won a series of surprising straw polls and two national polls have showed him ahead or tied with Texas Governor Rick Perry and surging. Both trail former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Cain is also expected to benefit from the final declaration by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that he will not enter the race.

In an unsettled field, Cain (who has never held elective office) has gone from longshot to serious contender in just a few weeks.

Details on his visit to Richmond can be found below:


Herman Cain to Keynote Family Foundation Annual Gala
– Saturday at Richmond Convention Center –

RICHMOND, Va. – The Family Foundation of Virginia’s annual Gala will be held this Saturday, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The keynote speaker for the evening will be entrepreneur and author Herman Cain.

Herman Cain captures the excitement and energy of the moment with his own personal story. Born the son of a chauffeur and house cleaner, his rise to the highest levels of corporate management and now as a prominent conservative leader is truly extraordinary. His life as a celebrated CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and turnaround expert has given Herman Cain an unparalleled national platform. His recently released book, This is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House is currently in the top 15 of Amazon.com’s bestseller list.

Over 1,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Gala.

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time: Program Begins – 6:00 p.m.; Cain scheduled to speak at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Event: Family Foundation’s Richmond Gala
Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA

DISCLAIMER: Mr. Cain’s appearance is in his personal capacity, not as a candidate, and does not imply any endorsement by The Family Foundation Action or The Family Foundation.

The Family Foundation of Virginia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to apply faith and founding principles to politics and culture. The Family Foundation researches the issues being debated in Richmond and provides analysis and ideas to both citizens and elected officials. The Family Foundation is Virginia’s oldest and largest pro-family public policy organization.



Written by Ryan Nobles

October 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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  1. …It seems to me that Mr. Cain and his 9-9-9 plan could quite possibly be helpful to our economy. He seems to be a smart, savy business man with fresh ideas. His story really is to be admired. The problem is, Mr. Cain, nor his plan will be anywhere around in November 2012. He’ll end up crushed under the boot heel of the mainstream, play it safe, Republican party. Mr. Cains future, I fear, is at best, VP for Romney or Gingrich. It’s a shame really…

    Bob Hayhurst

    October 6, 2011 at 4:22 am

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