November 18, 2011
THEY AREN'T THERE TO PROTECT YOU FROM PRESS COVERAGE:Cain receives Secret Service protection (Ed O'Keefe and Amy Gardner, 11/18/11, Washington Post)
Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said Thursday night that the campaign asked for the protection after The Washington Post posted an article online that morning detailing a series of physical skirmishes involving journalists at Cain rallies.
The Cain campaign asked for the security and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders approved the request Thursday, said a government official, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue.
Posted by oj at November 18, 2011 4:32 PM