GOP Candidate Cain Cancels Dinner With NYC Media Elite
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As word comes that Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is "reassessing" his campaign, he has abruptly canceled a private dinner with New York's media elite planned for this Sunday.
Cain had reached out to New York Post columnist Cindy Adams to host a gathering at her Park Avenue apartment so that he could meet some of New York’s top journalists and politicians.
Among those on the guest list were Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, Bill O'Reilly, Lesley Stahl, Senator Chuck Schumer and Greta Van Susteren who recently interviewed Cain and his family on Fox News.
Van Susteren's husband, lawyer John Coale, is a friend of Cain’s and serves as an advisor to him.
Adams told NY1 she received a call this morning from Coale after Cain asked him to cancel the dinner in case he drops out of the race.
NY1’s Roma Torre was also invited to the event.
Despite the evidence that Cain's campaign could be falling apart, his Iowa campaign manager told the Associated Press that Cain does not plan to drop out of the race.
On Monday, Atlanta resident Ginger White stepped forward and alleged that she recently ended a 13-year affair with the former businessman.
The woman claimed the affair lasted until just before Cain announced his run for the White House.
Moments before the woman's story was aired by a Georgia TV station, Cain appeared on CNN and denied the allegations.
"Through my attorney, we will respond to every detail and every allegation but I just wanted to give you a heads up and your audience a heads up. Here we go again," Cain said on CNN.
Several other women have come forward accusing Cain of a variety of sexual harassment charges, including one woman who said he made unwanted physical advances.