published Monday, December 5th, 2011

Herman Cain removing name from Tennessee ballot

In this photo provided by CBS News, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)
In this photo provided by CBS News, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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NASHVILLE — Herman Cain, who has suspended his GOP presidential bid, is removing his his name from the list of candidates appearing on the ballot in Tennessee’s March 6 party primary election.

Secretary of State Tré Hargett today announced the names of Republican and Democratic presidential candidates whose names will appear on the ballot. Representatives from Cain's campaign have contacted him, he said today, and asked to remove the name from the ballot.

Cain's surging candidacy was upended by various allegations of sexual harassment or marital misconduct

Any listed presidential candidate has until noon Dec. 13 — a week from Tuesday — to withdraw his or her name. Otherwise, the name will appear on Tennessee’s ballot, Hargett said.

Listed Republican candidates are: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles “Buddy” Roemer, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

The lone Democrat is President Barack Obama.

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