With the Republican field’s first major test just weeks away, the failed presidential bid of Herman Cain is throwing his support behind the current frontrunner.
Sources told Fox 5 Atlanta that Herman Cain will endorse the presidential bid of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today.
Several sexual harassment allegations and a claim of a long-term affair left the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO’s White House bid all but destroyed.
The formal announcement is reportedly scheduled for this afternoon at 2pm in New York, where Gingrich is currently campaigning.
The endorsement will likely put some steam behind the Gingrich campaign, which has so far been the biggest beneficiary of Cain’s slide.
The endorsement should not come as much of a surprise, as Cain and Gingrich are friends.
A Des Moines Register poll conducted November 27-30 and released late Saturday found the former House speaker leading the GOP field with 25 per cent support, ahead of Paul at 18 per cent and Romney at 16.