Report: Cain to endorse Newt Monday

Herman Cain (left), Newt Gingrich (right)

That was fast.

Fox-5 in Atlanta, the same station that broke the Ginger White allegations, is reporting that Herman Cain is going to endorse Newt Gingrich today.

And Gingrich just added a media availability to his schedule in New York on Monday, suggesting the likelihood the endorsement will be held in Manhattan.

Gingrich was effusive in his praise of Cain while he himself was in New York over the weekend for a town hall event on Staten Island. And polling even before the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO dropped out had suggested Gingrich would be the beneficiary of his support.

But it will give Gingrich a potentially immediate boost of a few more points in Iowa, where two polls over the weekend showed him as the clear frontrunner already at this stage of the game.

Maggie Haberman is a reporter/columnist for POLITICO. The Post and Courier and POLTICO are sharing content for the 2012 presidential campaign cycle.