Herman Cain ended his presidential bid on Saturday, saying the relentless sexual misconduct accusations took too much of a toll on him and his family, reported the Washington Post.
The decision comes after what the Washington Post called "a string of impressive debate performances."
The remaining six presidential candidates tried to gain Cain's followers' support on Saturday night at a Fox News forum, according to the New York Times.
Newt Gingrich, the new leader according to an Iowa poll, hopes Cain's supporters will find similar traits in him.
Gingrich said Cain "deserves credit for having the courage to talk about big ideas and focus on the economy," reported the Washington Post.