Herman Cain wants to 'set the record straight' on David Perdue

After a quick rally capping David Perdue's election eve fly around, Herman Cain pulled the candidate aside in the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport hangar to give what appeared to be a pep talk.

"I'm here to have your back," Cain said he told Perdue. The radio host and former presidential candidate went on:

Cain joined former Gov. Sonny Perdue and longtime GOP honcho Alec Poitevint to introduce David Perdue, the businessman who leads in the Republican polls heading into Tuesday's Senate primary. Cain assured the crowd that the former Dollar General CEO is not an "establishment" pick:

Perdue took the stage and told how he consulted Cain before getting in the race. Perdue added:

There were whispers that there was more to this story, as Vince Harris, a digital consultant for Karen Handel, postulated on Twitter:

The comment drew the ire of Team Perdue. Asked Monday whether there was any financial arrangement between him and Perdue -- to help retire presidential campaign debt or otherwise -- Cain was emphatic.

"As my grandfather would say, hell no," Cain said. "Hell no. This is what's wrong with politics. And many of the people who have been in politics a long time, they know that all they have to do is throw a lie out there and if you don't go to the source -- I'm glad you asked me about that so I could correct it."

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