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This Day in Georgia History

May 21, 2011

Herman Cain Announced Candidacy

At Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, conservative radio host and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain officially announced to several thousand supporters that he would seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 presidential election. Cain became the second Georgian to enter the 2012 presidential race, following Newt Gingrich’s announcement on May 11. Cain would do surprisingly well in some early primaries, before suspending his campagn amid rumors of marital infidelity - which he denied.