Cain doesn't talk about alleged affair in speech

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Posted: Nov 29, 2011 7:13 PM
Cain doesn't talk about alleged affair in speech

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is sticking to his topic _ defense spending _ in his first public speech since an Atlanta businesswoman alleged that they had a 13-year extramarital affair.

Cain addressed an audience at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Tuesday night, just a day after Ginger White detailed their affair in an interview with an Atlanta TV station.

Cain has flatly denied an affair with White, although he acknowledged being a friend of White's and helping her financially. He told his campaign staff earlier Tuesday that he is assessing whether her allegation will create too much of a cloud for his campaign to continue.

In his Hillsdale College speech, Cain called for investment in the military instead of what he called the current policy of "cut, cut, cut."