Defiant Cain says he won't drop out of GOP race
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Under rising pressure from fellow Republicans, presidential hopeful Herman Cain sought to muddy the reputation of one accuser, forcefully denied any and all allegations of sexual [url=[censored][censored]en.trade2cn.com/companyShop/110822105651A8U.html]fujian province global international trade co., ltd[/url]impropriety and vowed Tuesday the growing controversy would not drive him from the race for the White House.
"Ain't gonna happen," he declared.
Cain flashed defiance one day after a woman publicly accused the candidate of groping her more than a decade ago, adding her voice to three other accusers with allegations that presidential rival Mitt Romney called "particularly disturbing."
Speaking at a news conference, Cain vowed, "we'll get through this," as he sought to steady a campaign that has made him the leader in an unofficial race to emerge as Romney's principal conservative rival.
At one point he said he would be willing to take a lie detector test, but then appeared to hedge his answer seconds later.
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Romney joined other GOP opponents in urging Cain to answer the allegations. Prominent Republicans pressed for a full accounting. And there were growing indications of unease in conservative circles.
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