November Heats Up GOP Politics

The election might be a year away, but the politics are already heating up in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment, and there was speculation that Rick Perry's camp fueled that fire.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich's popularity is rising.

Who has the momentum?

Another political week, another new twist.

Momentum, every candidate wants it.

Striving for a surge upward in the polls.
But if you get it, will it last?

“You know, I've been in Washington all week, and I've attracted a little bit of attention,” says GOP presidential candidate, Herman Cain.

Despite sexual harassment allegations, Herman Cain maintains his stronghold at the top of the GOP field.

But so far, the controversy doesn't seem to have hurt his campaign.

An ABC News/Washington post poll released Friday shows Cain is neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney.

Rick Perry, who has never lost an election, finds himself in unfamiliar territory.

He ascended the ranks shortly after announcing he was running for president.

Now, his momentum has stalled, and the ABC News/Washington post poll has him in third.

But he's not worried.

“I really don't pay a lot of attention to whether it's a Youtube spot or if it's a poll. I know how to run election. I know how to take the message to the people and that's what we going to keep doing,” says GOP presidential candidate, Rick Perry.

Newt Gingrich's campaign initially got off to a rocky start when several members of his staff resigned this summer.

But he has rebounded, rising in the polls and getting a fundraising boost in October.

A poll released Friday has Gingrich in fourth place.

Meanwhile, Romney's position in the race has remained relatively unchanged.

He continues to push for spending cuts.


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