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Herman Cain backs Newt Gingrich's presidential bid

By Philip Elliott

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Jan. 28 2012 7:50 p.m. MST

Herman Cain arrives at the Cistern with Stephen Colbert on the College of Charleston campus for the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally" at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain is backing Newt Gingrich's White House bid.

Cain endorsed his fellow Georgian Saturday, just days before Florida's primary, at a GOP fundraiser.

Gingrich was also slated to speak to the group later Saturday night.

Gingrich, a former House speaker, is in a fierce fight for Tuesday's Florida's GOP primary with Mitt Romney.

Cain, a favorite of the tea party and a former pizza executive, left the race before the first nominating contests facing accusations of unwanted sexual advances. He remains popular, however, and would be a late boost for Gingrich.

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