Campaign officials with GOP hopeful Herman Cain aren't elaborating on comments he made last night that the former frontrunner would hinge his decision to stay in the race on conversations with his wife.
"I have talked to my wife many times since Monday about this situation. I have not talked to her about this face to face," Cain said. [Are the Herman Cain Affair Allegations Relevant?]
Cain also told reporters that he would decide within the next "several days" if he would stay in the race.
Steve Grubbs, Cain's Iowa campaign manager, told the Associated Press that Cain said the allegations of a long-term sexual relationship with Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White have "taken an emotional toll on his family." [Check out a slide show of GOP spouses on the 2012 campaign trail.]
Cain acknowledged that fundraising had slowed down immediately following White's accusations Monday that she and the GOP candidate had engaged in a 13-year affair, but Cain said things were picking up.
Cain denied the affair, saying he gave White financial assistance only as a friend.
With only five weeks until the first caucuses in Iowa, Cain told campaign volunteers in Manchester, N.H., that "a few of our warm-weather supporters have, you know, gotten off the Cain train, but the good news is many of our solid supporters are still on. And once we clear up the most recent accusation. I think a lot of people are going to see it for what it was worth."
Cain has lost ground in New Hampshire and currently sits in fifth place, tied with Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 4 percent of the vote according to the WMUR Granite State Poll, which was released before Thanksgiving.