Cain was born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up in Atlanta. Cain earned his B.A. from Morehouse College and his M.S. from Purdue University. After college he worked as a computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola in 1971 for 6 years before taking a job with Pillsbury where he worked his way up to V.P. of the company in only a few years. Cain had a knack for turning dying businesses into profitable ones and revived Burger King in the Philadelphia area and then Godfather's Pizza on a national level. He was named CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Cain currently hosts "The Herman Cain Show" in Atlanta. He is running for President in 2012.

Election Info

Running For

President

Political Party

Republican

Current Position

Radio Personality
Candidate is no longer pursuing election.

Candidate Profile

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Full Name: 
Herman Cain
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, December 13, 1945

Memphis, Tennessee

Residence: 
Georgia
Alma Mater: 
Morehouse College (B.A.)
Purdue University (M.S)
Profession: 

Radio Personality

Business Owner

Religion: 

National Baptist

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Cain is against a pathway to citizenship and believes we need to increase funding for a secure border.

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Cain wants to abolish all taxes except for the personal, business and sales taxes.

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Cain supports missile defense spending and believes we need to maintain a strong missile defense program for our safety.

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Cain would reduce environmental regulations for business practices.

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Legislative Career

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Federal Reserve Bank
1992 to 1996
Kansas City,
Missouri

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