Cain receives Secret Service protection

WASHINGTON (AP) - November 17, 2011

The Georgia businessman requested the detail. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders agreed Thursday to provide the elite protection to Cain's campaign.

Cain has risen in the polls despite being dogged by allegations of past sexual harassment.

He is the first Republican candidate to receive Secret Service protection.

Then-candidate President Barack Obama received an early Secret Service detail, in May of 2007.

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