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July 30, 2020

Tampa, FL – Conservative Clergy of Color issued a statement mourning the passing of longtime Republican activist Herman Cain. Mr. Cain, a successful business owner and former presidential candidate, died early Thursday due to complications from COVID-19. Mr. Cain was 74.

“I am deeply saddened to learn Mr. Cain is no longer with us, but I’m comforted in knowing he’s at peace with the Lord,” said chairman Bishop Aubrey Shines. “Herman Cain was a pillar and example to all conservatives. He was born black and poor in the segregated South and grew to be a successful CEO and passionate civic activist. His life and character are a testament to the American dream, and he will be sorely missed by all of us at Conservative Clergy of Color. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

Cain was born in Tennessee and the successful CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. His no-quit attitude was exemplified after he fought off cancer following a diagnosis in 2006. Mr. Cain ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2011, and afterwards continued his active participation in conservative politics. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.


To reach Bishop Aubrey Shines of Conservative Clergy of Color for comments, please contact Will Hadden at [email protected] or call 703.739.5920