Add another former politician to the list of Fox News' contributors: Herman Cain.
Cain, who launched a brief but intensely entertaining bid for the presidency during the 2012 election cycle, has joined Fox News, the network announced Friday. Cain will provide analysis and commentary across Fox News' daytime and primetime programming and will contribute to Fox Business Network.
“I'm excited about joining the Fox family as a contributor because it is an opportunity to be one more voice for intelligent thinking in America," Cain said of the new gig.
“Cain’s impressive resume makes him a valuable addition to the Fox News and Fox Business lineup," Bill Shine, Fox's executive vice president of programming, said of the new addition. "As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debates.”
Prior to the 2012 election campaign, Cain was a conservative radio host, columnist and author. He also served as the CEO of the National Restaurant Association, a gig that had drastic consequences for his presidential run when it was revealed that he was accused of sexual harassment. Cain steadfastly denied the charges but put his campaign on a hiatus that it never emerged from.
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More recently, Cain launched the web TV outlet Cain.TV.
In recent months, Fox News has added a number of new contributors, while parting ways with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton adviser Dick Morris. Earlier this week, the network brought aboard former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.