In his effort to sell his book, Herman Cain did little campaigning in the third quarter of the year. But that little bit of campaigning was all his Republican Teaparty base needed. They dug into their pockets and sent their hard-earned cash to support Donald Trump Part 2. Cain is laughing all the way to the bank.
Cain, the brash former businessman whose candidacy was long considered a lark, had caught fire in recent weeks and has even opened a lead on GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney in some polls.
That buzz – and Cain’s much-hyped 9-9-9 tax plan – has spurred donors to open their wallets.
Cain says his campaign raised more than $3 million so far in October, topping the $2.8 million he totaled during the third fundraising quarter.