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Herman Cain's wife Gloria was left in the dark about his friendship with Ginger White, according to the Union Leader.

White claimed last week that Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair with her. Cain denies the affair, calling White simply a friend. He said he did give White money to help her with "month-to-month bills and expenses," but his wife didn't know about it.

Cain also stated clearly for the first time that he is considering getting out of the presidential race

Asked whether leaving the race is one of the options he is currently assessing, Cain said, “Yes, it is an option.”

Cain told the New Hampshire Union Leader that in about 70 text messages she sent him between Oct. 22 and Nov. 18, she was "asking for financial assistance. She was out of work and had trouble paying her bills and I had known her as a friend.

"She wasn't the only friend who I had helped in these tough economic times, and so her messages to me were relating to ‘need money for rent' or whatever the case may be. I don't remember all the specifics."

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