Steve Kornacki talks Cain scandal, GOP race on MSNBC

The Salon writer explains why Newt Gingrich may become the most unlikely beneficiary of an adultery scandal ever

Published November 30, 2011 12:37AM (EST)

With Herman Cain "reassessing" his presidential campaign after a Georgia woman stepped forward to claim a 13-year affair, Salon's Steve Kornacki talked with MSNBC's Tamron Hall Tuesday afternoon about the possibility that Cain's supporters will now flock to a candidate with some well-known extramarital baggage of his own, Newt Gingrich. Kornacki wrote about this scenario Tuesday morning. Here's the full segment, which also includes radio host Michael Smerconish:

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By Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki is an MSNBC host and political correspondent. Previously, he hosted “Up with Steve Kornacki” on Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m. ET and was a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show “The Cycle.” He has written for the New York Observer, covered Congress for Roll Call, and was the politics editor for Salon. His book, which focuses on the political history of the 1990s, is due out in 2017.

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