Top Cain aide has checkered pastSubmitted by McClarinJ on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 04:28
Top Cain aide has checkered past
By Ryan J. Foley and Shannon McCaffrey
Associated Press / October 28, 2011
ATLANTA—He is the mustachioed man who takes a rebellious drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad gone viral.
Meet Mark Block, Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is as responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block, a Republican strategist and tea party leader who has left a trail questionable -- and possibly illegal -- campaign work behind him.
Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years to settle accusations he coordinated a judge's re-election campaign with a special interest group.