Herman Cain to get secret service protection?

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    I'm still out doing estimates so I'm stuck with only my radio but its being reported that he will be getting protection from them. Is this normal? And if not why would he receive it?
     
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    United States Secret Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I'm guessing all the Candidates who aren't already protected can request it at any time.
     
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    Secret Service Seeks Funding for 2012 Candidate Protection as Budget Process Idles

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    obiedoodle got it.
     
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    Wow, I never knew they got protection in the primaries. That seems like a bit much to me.
     
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    Goes with the territory. Bobby Kennedy should have had it...
     
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    GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain receives Secret Service protection - Chicago Sun-Times
     
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    Death threats. Congress approved the protection. And the threats must be proven credible.


    Death threats against Cain, who had been experiencing a bounce in the polls, triggered his request, according to an official with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the situation.

    Secret Service protection is given to each party’s presidential nominee, but can be provided earlier if there is a credible threat. Then-Sen. Barack Obama received his Secret Service detail in May 2007, more than a year before he captured the Democratic nomination.


    It's from the Washington Post.
     
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    Didn't Obama though and Jesse Jackson?
     

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