Cain campaign says it's raised $9 million since October 1


Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks to the media outside of Trump Towers before a scheduled appearance with real estate mogul Donald Trump on October 3, 2011, in New York City.


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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's campaign said on Thursday that it has raised over $9 million since October 1, Talking Points Memo reported.

In an email Thursday afternoon Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon touted the numbers.

"The Herman Cain Campaign reports receiving over $9 million of financial support from Cain backers since October 1st," Gordon wrote. "Twenty-five percent of these newly received contributions have come in the last 10 days."

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The campaign reported raising $4.7 million from May through September 30. 

Also on Thursday, Cain's official Twitter account tweeted: "Over $9 million in donations since October 1st: priceless! Thank you all!"

For much of the last two weeks, Cain's campaign has had to deal with the revelation that the candidate was accused of sexual harassment in the 1990s, while he was serving as president of the National Restaurant Association.