GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain visiting Tennessee today

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain visiting Tennessee today

October 14th, 2011 by The Commercial Appeal in Local - Breaking News

Herman Cain

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Memphis-born Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is visiting the Mid-South today, hoping his 9-9-9 tax plan will resonate with voters.

Cain, a favorite with the tea party, is speaking at W.J. Freeman Park at 2629 Bartlett Blvd. in Bartlett.

"They contacted our group and asked if we'd help set up something. And we said sure," said Jim Tomasik, a steering committee member for the Mid-South Tea Party. "Most of the time these candidates aren't even coming to Memphis. So it is a pretty big deal and we thought we'd help them out."

Cain was born in Memphis on Dec. 13, 1945. His family moved to Atlanta when he was 2.

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