Cain suspends presidential campaign

Speaking to a crowd in Atlanta, Herman Cain said allegations of sexual harassment and a 13-year affair had hampered his campaign efforts.

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain talks with supporters after announcing that he is

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Herman Cain announced today that he is suspending his campaign.

Herman Cain arrives with his wife Gloria at his side to announce that he is

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Cain arrived at his campaign headquarters in Atlanta with his wife, Gloria, at his side for the announcement.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, right, bows and his wife Gloria applauds as Cain arrives on stage for a scheduled announcement Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta.

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He bowed as supporters and his wife cheered for him.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announces he is suspending his campaign as his wife Gloria, left, looks on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta.

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"I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family," he said.

Herman Cain supporters cheer as he arrives to announce he is

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A crowd of supporters had gathered to hear him speak, many carrying Cain 2012 signs.

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