Reading Time: 2 minutes

Type of organization: Super PAC

Supports: Herman Cain

Founded: Oct. 20, 2010


Social media: Facebook page, Twitter profile



After spending more than $400,000 advocating for the selection of Herman Cain in the GOP presidential primary, the 9-9-9 Fund went silent after Cain dropped out of the race. The 9-9-9 Fund’s outlays for mailings, phone calls and airtime fell short in Iowa, where Cain brought up the rear.

Small donations largely fueled the fund, according to its year-end report with the Federal Election Commission. The group reported $617,600 in total contributions in 2011, with more than $490,000 of that total coming in the form of gifts of $200 or less.

In February, the group transfered $100,000 to the Cain Connection super PAC, which was formed by Cain two weeks after he ended his campaign.

See more data on 9-9-9 Fund at


  • An October ad made ill-timed jabs at Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, both candidates for the 2008 Republican nomination. It also called candidate Romney “the father of Obamacare” while playing up Cain’s D.C.-outsider status.

Last updated: Jan. 14, 2013

Help support this work

Public Integrity doesn’t have paywalls and doesn’t accept advertising so that our investigative reporting can have the widest possible impact on addressing inequality in the U.S. Our work is possible thanks to support from people like you.