Cain announced he was suspending his campaign on Dec. 3, 2011.
- Hide captionWith his wife, Gloria, standing behind him, Herman Cain announces that he is suspending his run for the GOP presidential nomination, outside his campaign headquarters in Atlanta on Dec. 3.Scott Olson/Getty Images
- Hide captionThe former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and GOP presidential hopeful speaks at the Western Republican Leadership Conference Las Vegas on Oct. 19.Ethan Miller/Getty Images
- Hide captionCain was the president of the National Restaurant Association Chicago in 1998. Cain previously has run a pizza chain, hosted a talk radio show and sparred with Bill Clinton over health care.Michael S. Green/AP
- Hide captionCain speaks during a Tea Party rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 16. He has never held a political post but ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia in 2004 and briefly ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.Charlie Neibergall/AP
- Hide captionCain announces he is running to be the Republican candidate for president at a rally May 21 in Atlanta.David Goldman/AP
- Hide captionGOP presidential candidates Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (center) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry take part in the CNN debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 18. Cain was the front-runner in the polls at this time.Steve Marcus/Reuters/Landov
- Hide captionAt a Nov. 7 news conference, Sharon Bialek accuses Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago. Bialek was one of four women to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association.Spencer Platt/Getty Images
- Hide captionCain speaks at a Nov. 8 press conference addressing four accusations of sexual harassment. Nearly three weeks later, on Nov. 28, Ginger White also came forward, saying that she and Cain had a consensual 13-year affair. Cain denied any inappropriate behavior.Eric Thayer/Getty Images
Dogged by allegations that he cheated on his wife of 43 years and sexually harassed other women, a still-defiant Herman Cain left the race to the White House on Saturday.
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December 5, 2011 The Georgia businessman suspended his campaign on Saturday. Now, Cain's former Republican rivals are courting his support and an Atlanta TV station says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will win it.
December 2, 2011 Allegations of an affair and sexual harassment have embroiled his campaign. Cain has said he's done nothing wrong.
December 2, 2011 Whether Herman Cain is leaning towards staying in or leaving the contest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Iowa voters are trying to help him reach a decision by abandoning him. A new Des Moines Register poll found Cain falling to the eight percent support from 23 percent in October.
November 30, 2011 Herman Cain says he can't guarantee that more women won't come forward because he's helped many. People may expect him to drop out, but he says, "That's just not me."
November 29, 2011 Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire weigh in on where Cain's supporters might turn if he abandons his presidential bid. Will they join the "rising tide of energy toward Newt?"
November 29, 2011 The candidate has told staff that new allegations about an affair (which he denies) have taken a toll on his family. And while he plans to keep campaigning, he's also "reassessing" the effort.
November 28, 2011 The accuser tells an Atlanta TV station that she had a physical relationship with the Republican presidential candidate for 13 years. Cain says that while the accuser was a "friend," their relationship was not sexual.
November 17, 2011 It's not like Herman Cain really has a real shot to win the New Hampshire primary. Indeed, any Republican presidential candidate not named Mitt Romney probably doesn't have much of a chance to win the Granite State. Still, any conservative who wants to at least appear to be running a real New Hampshire campaign usually talks with the Union Leader's staff. Cain stood them up Thursday.