Posted: Oct 6, 2011 3:25 PM by Gene Cotton
Updated: Oct 6, 2011 3:29 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Rick Perry's loss has been Herman Cain's gain.
As the Texas governor has tumbled in polls for the Republican race for president, Cain has enjoyed a surge in support from a restless Republican electorate.
The former pizza magnate and radio talk show host has topped a slew of recent tests of conservative activists, including an upset in the battleground state of Florida. His fundraising has apparently picked up and his poll numbers are climbing, too.
A new CBS survey had the Atlanta businessman in a statistical tie for the lead with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. His just-released, rags-to-riches political memoir has landed in Amazon.com's top 10 best-sellers.
Cain is seeking to capitalize on the momentum and build his name recognition.