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Herman Cain to Receive Secret Service Protection, U.S. Says

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will receive Secret Service protection, according to the agency.

Cain asked for the protection, said his campaign spokesman, J.D. Gordon, who didn’t elaborate on the reason for the request. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano approved the protection in consultation with a congressional advisory committee, said George Ogilvie, a Secret Service spokesman.

Ogilvie said he couldn’t comment on whether Cain has been the target of any threats, when the protection will begin or whether any other Republican candidates are being protected.

The Department of Homeland Security acknowledged putting then-Senator Barack Obama under Secret Service protection in May 2007.

To contact the reporter on this story: Seth Stern in Washington at sstern14@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net

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