PRESS RELEASE from Friends of Herman Cain

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ellen Carmichael
Herman Cain Announces Presidential Exploratory Committee
Business Executive to “Test Waters” for Potential White House Bid

STOCKBRIDGE, GA- Business executive Herman Cain announced today that he has officially established a presidential exploratory committee, “Friends of Herman Cain,” to “test the waters” for a possible White House bid.

“After receiving overwhelming encouragement from supporters and donors across the U.S., I have decided to form a presidential exploratory committee,” Cain said. “During this time, we will examine the extent of financial resources and grassroots support that would be critical to winning the Republican nomination.”

Cain is best known for his role as President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., where he led the company from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability in just 13 months. He has also served as an executive of other Fortune 500 Companies, such as Pillsbury and Burger King.

He served as chairman of the Federal Reserve in Kansas City, as well as the President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Cain was a senior economic adviser to the Dole/ Kemp presidential campaign in 1996.

Cain hosts a nightly radio program, “The Herman Cain Show,” one of the highest-rated shows in the Atlanta media market. He is also a syndicated columnist.
“Friends of Herman Cain” is a registered non-profit in the state of Georgia, and the names of exploratory committee members will be released at a later date.

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Herman Cain is a corporate executive, radio talk show host and syndicated columnist from Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Cain previously served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and as the President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. He is known especially for his role in economic policymaking and as a leader in the conservative grassroots movement. In January 2011, Mr. Cain established a presidential exploratory committee. For more information, visit, and