Posted by | November 17, 2011 19:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

No reason is being given as to why Herman Cain becomes the first presidential candidate this cycle to receive Secret Service protection.

The Secret Service would not say why the decision was made, though such protection is usually approved for candidates who have received credible threats. Cain has received threats as far back as when he was CEO of Godfather’s Pizza…

Then-Sen. Barack Obama received Secret Service protection on May 3, 2007…

Cain’s is the twelfth presidential candidate to be protected by the Secret Service. Among those who have gotten such protection are Rev. Jesse Jackson (starting November 23, 1987 and November 10, 1983), Pat Robertson (December 1, 1987) and Sen. Edward Kennedy (October 25,1979). Six candidates received Secret Service protection in the 1976 campaign cycle.

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