Cain cancels Harold visit
CHAMPAIGN — Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s appearance at a fundraising event for congressional candidate Erika Harold was cancelled hours before it was to occur at a Champaign hotel Saturday.
The Harold campaign said that Cain’s cancellation was the result of a sudden illness in his family.
Cain did appear with Harold, the Urbana attorney who is challenging U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional District, at events Friday evening in St. Louis and Saturday morning in Edwardsville, according to Mark Shelden, a spokesman for Harold. There were more than 100 people at the Edwardsville rally, he said.
The Saturday afternoon fundraiser at Champaign’s Hilton Garden Inn was scheduled to go on without Cain. The Harold campaign said refunds would be offered to those who requested them.
Meanwhile, Harold’s campaign Friday night filed its year-end campaign disclosure report, showing that with about 10 weeks before the election it had a fraction of the money Davis had.