Ga. State Senator Endorses Herman Cain

Renee Unterman stands behind Cain in wake of sexual harassment allegations.

Herman Cain addresses the media, Nov. 8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Credit: AP Photo/Matt York)

ATLANTA (AP) -- A female Georgia lawmaker is throwing her support
behind presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he faces allegations of
sexual harassment.

State Sen. Renee Unterman, a Buford Republican, endorsed Cain on Wednesday.

Unterman said she has known Cain for years and praised his
"strong character, integrity, and problem-solving capabilities."

She is the fourth state legislator from Cain's home state of
Georgia to back the former Godfather's Pizza executive, and the
first woman.

Cain has been accused of sexual harassment by four women. Two of them filed sexual harassment complaints against Cain while he was head of the National Restaurant Association.

In 2004, Unterman's estranged husband accused her in a civil
complaint of striking him, threatening his life and firing a gun,
according to court documents.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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