GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is struggling a bit with the additional scrutiny that comes from his rising poll numbers. Cain acknowledged Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his “9-9-9” tax plan would raise taxes on some people (the poor and many in the middle class, while cutting taxes on the wealthy), and he backed away from campaign comments about building an electrified fence on the Mexico border that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally. In addition, Associated Press reported on the connections between Cain and Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-backed group. Cain’s campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for AFP, and an AFP advisory board member helped devise the 9-9-9 plan.
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