U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis asked supporters to join him for a fundraiser on Friday with onetime controversial presidential contender Herman Cain, a Republican who dropped out of the 2011 primary amid sexual misconduct allegations.
“Mr. Cain and I have many things in common. We are not deterred by those who would write off our campaigns,” Oberweis wrote in a fundraising email.”We are not afraid to stand up to an establishment candidate and fight for what’s right. And we are committed to doing whatever we possibly can to implement conservative solutions for our country!”
“It is truly a privilege to spend time with this great man, which is why I hope you will join me for this very special evening.”
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Cain was a 2011 Republican presidential contender who dropped out of the race amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Oberweis is running against U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., in the Nov. 4 election.
“The pundits would like for me to shut up, drop out and go away,” Cainsaid at the time he threw in his hat in 2011 for the Republican nomination. “I am not going to be silenced, and I am not going away.”