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Herman Cain PAC launches Nevada robocall touting his long marriage


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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cain was responding to Sharon Bialek, a Chicago-area woman, who accused Cain on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, of making an unwanted sexual advance against her in 1997.

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 | 4:57 p.m.

As sexual harassment allegations intensify against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the 9-9-9 Fund, a super PAC supporting his campaign, has launched a robocall in Nevada featuring a female narrator who touts Cain’s integrity and his lengthy marriage.

Reno-area voter Jennifer Riddle said she received the recorded, minute-long message over the weekend.

“It was a woman going on about what a good upstanding man he is and how he’s married and then, ‘By the way, did I mention he’s been with her for 40 years,’” Riddle said.

Riddle, who acknowledged she didn't listen to the entire message before deleting it, said the message did not explicitly reference the escalating sexual harassment complaints that have been dominating the campaign for the past two weeks.

“It was pretty much assuming we all knew the problem, but not stating what it was,” Riddle said.

It’s not the first robocall in Nevada supporting Cain, one of only four candidates who have begun organizing in the Silver State. Political blogger Dullard Mush reported receiving a call narrated by Cain in the past week.

Riddle said she has received two previous robocalls from the Cain campaign before the one touting his marriage.

Below is the transcript of the call:

"Herman Cain is a man of honor and integrity.  He has been married to his wife Gloria for 43 years.  Together, they raised their children to adulthood and have beautiful grandchildren.

Now Herman Cain is leading all the polls and the Left can't STAND it.  So they have lied and smeared his name and reputation--just like they did to Clarence Thomas.

Don't let the Washington DC establishment pick our nominee, and don't let the liberal media destroy another black conservative leader."

This story has been edited to reflect the Super PAC paid for the robocall.

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