Goel Campaign Claims Endorsement from Herman Cain; Cain Representative Denies
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Continuing with façade of a legitimate campaign, it has been confirmed that former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain HAS NOT endorsed Manju Goel for Congress in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District – even though Ms. Goel has Mr. Cain’s endorsement listed on her website and sent an automated call with the claim on Wednesday night.
Lisa Reichert, Executive Assistant to Herman Cain, confirmed by email (attached) and phone that Herman Cain has not endorsed Manju Goel and they have been rebuffed after repeated requests to remove Mr. Cain’s endorsement from Goel’s website and campaign materials. Ms. Reichert added that legal action may need be taken against the Goel campaign.
The phony endorsement claim comes after an ABC 7 Chicago exposé on coordinated efforts between Manju for Congress and the Indian Americans for Freedom SuperPAC to defame her opponent, Larry Kaifesh, with a fake website, social media accounts, and direct mail pieces.
The phony endorsement claim comes after an ABC 7 Chicago exposé on coordinated efforts between Manju for Congress and the Indian Americans for Freedom SuperPAC to defame her opponent, Larry Kaifesh, with a fake website, social media accounts, and direct mail pieces. In recent days, the Cook County Republican Chairman, Aaron Del Mar, along with the Kane County Republican Central Committee have called for Manju Goel to withdraw from the IL-8 race, due to multiple complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission and defamatory attacks against Kaifesh.
Larry Kaifesh is a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. His military awards include the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for Valor in combat, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. Larry Kaifesh grew up and currently resides in Carpentersville, where he attends St. Monica’s Catholic Church.