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Becoming Herman Cain

If any GOP candidate has a true rags-to-riches story, it’s Herman Cain. As the pizza CEO surges to the front of the Republican race, follow his steps from the projects of Atlanta to contender for America’s second consecutive black president.

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If any GOP candidate has a true rags-to-riches story, it’s Herman Cain. He went from living in the projects of Atlanta to being worth between $3 million and $6 million. Today, Cain has made a surprising appearance in the forefront of American politics as his poll numbers jump ahead of candidates much more experienced than he is. Could he be the next president? The Daily Beast takes a look back at the experiences that made Herman Cain the presidential contender he is today.

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