Herman Cain Tag Archive


  • John Nichols: Cain, Koch, Walker and the Smoking Man

    Herman Cain’s smoking campaign manager, Mark Block, was the Koch brothers’ man in Wisconsin until two days before Gov. Scott Walker’s inauguration. That’s when he switched from controversy-plagued campaigning at the state...

    Capital Times, 11/08/2011
  • For a Close Aide to Herman Cain, Scrutiny Comes on Two Fronts

    Until this week, Mark Block was famous as the guy who inhaled in a Herman Cain campaign Web video that went viral. Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy...

    New York Times, 11/03/2011
  • Cigarette-smoking Cain Aide Dogged by Voter Suppression Claims

    Following the release of an ad showing him puffing on a cigarette, an adviser for Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is facing some extra scrutiny — and it isn’t just about his...

    Raw Story, 10/27/2011
  • Koch Group Selling Walker Agenda Ahead of Recall

    Koch Industries and its front group Americans for Prosperity spent roughly a million dollars helping to put Scott Walker in the governor’s mansion and another half a million dollars protecting his recalled state...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/25/2011
  • Herman Cain’s Koch Connection

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Koch brothers backing of Herman Cain, whose candidacy is oddly successful for someone without a fully formed campaign operation.

    MSNBC, 10/24/2011
  • Top Herman Cain Aide at Center of “smoking” Ad Has a Checkered Past.

    In 2010, a liberal group, One Wisconsin Now, said it had obtained an audio recording of a tea party meeting that indicated Block was involved in an effort to try to prevent...

    Daily Reporter, 10/21/2011
  • Herman Cain, the Koch Industries’ Candidate in 2012

    Cain’s dense connections with the Kochs, combined with his and his staffers’ apparent ignorance of even the basic principles of various schools of political and economic thought, are deeply troubling. He is...

    PolicyMic, 10/16/2011
  • Cain’s Ties to Right-leaning Billionaires May Hurt Him

    Cain’s links to the Koch brothers could undercut his outsider, nonpolitical image among people who detest politics as usual and candidates connected with the party machine. To some liberals, Cain’s rise with...

    KVVU-TV, 10/15/2011
  • Long Ties to Koch Brothers Key to Cain’s Campaign

    Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation’s capital. But Cain’s economic ideas, support and...

    The Sacramento Bee, 10/15/2011
  • GOP Hopeful Herman Cain and Koch

    In late 2010, the liberal advocacy group, One Wisconsin Now, caught a Tea Party organizer on tape discussing Block’s role in a vote-caging scheme apparently designed to suppress voter turnout in two Milwaukee districts that...

    Alternet, 06/06/2011