Brushing aside rumors the candidate might be dropping out of the Presidential race, Herman Cain’s Nevada campaign filed for Cain to participate in the Nevada Presidential Preference Poll, otherwise known as the Nevada caucus.
“We’re in!” Elicia Huffaker, Cain’s Nevada State Director, exclaimed as the media was arriving at the announcement. “Mr. Cain is 100% committed to winning in Nevada,” she said.
In addition to the required documents, the campaign also submitted a $10,000 filing fee. “You don’t part with $10,000 easily” if you’re not a real candidate,” Huffacker explained.
Addressing reports that Cain had been “reassessing” his run for the Presidency, Huffaker stated, “A campaign that doesn’t reassess itself at every turn is not a campaign that’s growing.” She added “this check would have been canceled” if Cain were not staying in the race.
The media “has taken one small quote from an anonymous source” and blown it into “a novel,” according to Huffaker regarding publicized claims the candidate was reconsidering pursuing the Presidency.
She similarly dismissed the allegations that have been made against Cain. “These allegations are false allegations,” Huffaker said. She questioned why the media was giving credence to allegations made by “career litigants” and said the focus should be on the accusers rather than Cain.
As the paperwork and filing fee were being handed to Nevada GOP officials, Huffaker stated the filing in Nevada also qualified Cain for the ballot in Kansas as he would now be registered in the sufficient number of states to qualify.