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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Herman Cain to make two stops in Virginia Saturday

A third Republican presidential candidate is coming to Virginia.

Herman Cain, an Atlanta businessman, will sign copies of his book at
Presidential candidate Herman Cain (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Liberty University in Lynchburg Saturday, then speak at the Family Foundation’s annual gala at the convention center in Richmond.

The gala, which has drawn big names such as former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee in past years, is expected to attract 1,000 people.

Last month, Cain overwhelmingly won a Florida GOP straw poll, and in a recent Washington Post poll he tied with Texas Gov. Rick Perry for second place, with 16 percent.

Last month, Perry visited Liberty and headlined a fundraiser for the state GOP attended by more than 1,000 Republican activists. Last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) spoke to 10,000 at Liberty, the school founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell.

By  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/07/2011

 
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