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Cain coy on Senate run

Former ambassador to Denmark Jim Cain would not confirm or deny his rumored candidacy for the 2014 Senate GOP primary after a speech Monday to the Rotary Club of Raleigh.

Cain, also a former president and CEO of the Carolina Hurricanes, first answered with a “no comment,” but continued: “At some point in life I will get back into public service, but whether the Senate race in 2014 is the right time and opportunity or not at this point, I don’t know. I’ll just say there are many who are encouraging us to run.”

During the informal speech, Cain said the U.S. must promote its entrepreneurial spirit throughout the rest of this “small world.” The U.S. isn’t better than other countries, he said, it’s just different. In his world travels, he’s heard dozens of people refer to the US as the “land of opportunities,” a moniker her hopes the country will work towards preserving.

The next stop for Cain is London, where he’ll work on connecting several Danish companies with Asia, the Middle East and Latin America – regions he calls the “surging markets.”

“I’ve spent my time since I left the diplomatic world trying to focus on where the growth in the world is, because where the growth is creates great opportunity for US companies and European companies,” he said.
— Staff writer Annalise Frank


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