Disgraced Cain to back Gingrich - report
Washington - Herman Cain, who over the weekend pulled out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, on Monday will endorse the new frontrunner Newt Gingrich, according to a news report.
Cain, who bowed out of the running for the Republican nomination on Saturday amid a growing sex scandal, will give his backing to the former House speaker at a 19:00 GMT press conference in New York, according a report by Fox 5 television in Atlanta, Georgia, the ex-pizza mogul's hometown.
Cain at one time topped the polls in the roiling Republican nomination race, but was felled by allegations that he sexually harassed women several years and had engaged in extramarital affair for more than a decade.
His coveted endorsement is likely to further bolster the standing of Gingrich, who has catapulted to the top of the polls and seized the momentum in the Republican nominating race just weeks ahead of next month's critical early election balloting in Iowa and New Hampshire.