Thursday, April 7, 2011

From Herman Cain

Thank you for your continued prayers, support and generosity. I remain humbled by those who have indicated that they are willing to put their trust in me if I were to run for president of the United States. It's because of folks like you that I feel more confident than ever, as I near a decision about a potential run for the White House.
Three months ago, I formed my presidential exploratory committee, Friends of Herman Cain. The goal was to evaluate if I would be able to garner the necessary voter and donor support to actually launch a campaign as an unconventional candidate who believes in common sense solutions and returning America to the glory of its founding. Despite the strong grassroots support I enjoyed from patriots all across the country, the mainstream media willfully ignored our growing momentum, often deeming me the “longest of long shots” among potential candidates. In fact, one of the nation’s premier polling companies, Gallup, refused to include me in their telephone survey regarding potential 2012 contenders. A political science professor in Georgia even stated that I would “receive less than 1 percent of the vote.”

Now, I wish to share with him--- and you--- that I have been included in the past two Gallup telephone surveys. And let’s just say I got more than 1 percent of the vote. In fact, when they finally started including me as an option, I came in second place out of 14 potential candidates.

While the other potential candidates have been included for several weeks now, in only my second round being included, I move up from 4th place to 2nd place. In this survey, I beat out career politicians, media darlings and well-funded elected officials. While each certainly has some appealing qualities, none of them have what I have--- and that’s YOU!

Please continue to stand with me as I prayerfully consider a bid for the White House. Because I've never held public office and I'm not a career politician, I'm not beholden to the special interests of Washington. Because I'm not beholden to these same special interests, I cannot rely upon their large contributions. Instead, I must rely upon you--- the people.

Please contribute $21 today in honor of the hopes of patriots everywhere to oust President Obama from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and send him packing to Chicago in 2012. If you believe I could be the person to do just that, please give your most generous gift today.

I ask that you please share this message with five of your friends as well. We’ve made great strides and I couldn’t have done it without your support. I ask you to continue to pray for me, as I do for you, every single day.
Thank you!

Herman Cain

PS...I’m counting on you to help us meet our goal. Please don’t let me down at this critical time as I near a decision on running for President of the United States.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Voters to Check their Polling Location and Bring Photo ID When Voting in the February 15 State House Districts 136 and 178 Special Elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded voters to check their polling location with the MVP voter education website and to bring photo ID when voting in the Tuesday, February 15 state House Districts 136 and 178 Special Elections.

The election for state House District 136 will occur in Crawford County and portions of Bibb, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Upson Counties. The election for state House District 178 will occur in Brantley and Pierce Counties and a portion of Wayne County.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

The MVP voter education website allows Georgia voters to find their Election Day polling location, view a sample ballot specific to them, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more. Georgia voters can access the MVP website at

Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person on Election Day:
  • A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired;
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS);
  • Valid U.S. passport;
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state;
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID; or
  • Valid tribal photo ID.

If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a free voter ID card at their county registrars’ office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirement can visit or call toll free 877-725-9797.

Secretary Kemp also encouraged Georgians to assist his agency with preventing election fraud. The Stop Voter Fraud website allows Georgians to report questionable election activity online or via the Stop Voter Fraud hotline. Citizens who witness questionable election-related activity can submit a Stop Voter Fraud form, or call the Secretary of State’s Voter Fraud Hotline at 877-725-9797. Georgia voters can access the Stop Voter Fraud website at

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.