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Political Notebook: Support for Cain steady among Howard Republicans, despite harassment allegations

When Herman Cain spoke at the Howard County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner in June, he was just starting to make a name for himself as a 2012 Republican presidential candidate.

Cain has since vaulted to the top of the GOP candidate list in polls, winning support from many Howard County Republicans. And while some local Republican leaders say the effect of the recent allegations of sexual harassment by Cain remains to be seen, others say his support here has not waned, despite the allegations.

"It has absolutely not affected his support, and I don't believe it will," Maryland director of the Cain campaign Karen Winterling said in an interview Tuesday,...