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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, speaking to members of the Indiana Republican Party in Indianapolis on Monday, said he is happy with his recent fifth-place finish in the Iowa straw poll and believes his campaign has good momentum.
Cain said the Iowa straw poll is not necessarily an indicator of who will get the nomination and he is encouraged because of how much advertising money and voter busing operations other campaigns used in the state.
“We had four buses and we spent zero on TV and radio, and we still came in fifth,” said Cain.
Cain said he came to Indiana because he believes attention should be paid to states other than just those with early primaries.
“This nomination process is going to go all the way to June,” said Cain. “We happen to believe that. So that makes Indiana just as important as some of these other states.”
Cain is the first Republican presidential nominee to accept the Indiana GOP’s invitation to speak. Party leaders said they will announce another speaker soon.