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GOP Candidates React to Cain Campaign Suspension

Herman Cain

Herman Cain

Some 2012 GOP presidential candidates were quick to react to the announcement from Atlanta businessman Herman Cain that he his suspending his campaign. Here is a look at their statements.

"Herman Cain provided an important voice to this process. His ideas and energy generated tremendous enthusiasm for the conservative movement at a time it was so desperately needed to restore confidence in our country. I wish Herman, his wife Gloria, and his family all the best."

-- Rep. Michele Bachmann

 "Herman Cain's 999 plan got our country talking about the critical issue of tax reform and he elevated the dialogue of the primary. I am proud to know Herman Cain and consider him a friend and I know he will continue to be a powerful voice for years to come."

-- Newt Gingrich

"Herman Cain offered a unique and valuable voice to the debate over how to reform our country's uncompetitive tax code and turn around the economy. I understand his decision and wish him and his family the best."

 -- Jon Huntsman

"I know this was a difficult decision for Herman Cain, his family and his supporters. He helped invigorate conservative voters and our nation with a discussion of major tax reform. Anita and I wish him and his entire family all the best."

-- Texas Gov. Rick Perry

"I have no doubt Herman Cain will remain a significant voice in the dialogue about the many important issues we face. His rejection of business-as-usual in Washington has been a valuable part of this campaign, and clearly resonates with a great many Americans. I wish him the best."

-- Gary Johnson

Herman's campaign was one of ideas. His decision was based on what is best for him and his family. We wish Herman and Gloria the best.

-- Mitt Romney

Herman Cain brought energy and enthusiasm to the Republican nominating process, as well as a unique perspective on many domestic issues important to voters such as tax code reform and a pro-growth agenda favorable to the private sector. In light of his suspension of campaign activities, I want to wish Herman success in his future endeavors.

-- Rep. Ron Paul