Organizers pleased with rally turnout near Holts Summit

Herman Cain, left, greets the crowd during his appearance Saturday near Holts Summit at the Rally for Common Sense. In his speech to the group Cain urged them to vote in November to make sure President Obama is not re-elected.

Herman Cain, left, greets the crowd during his appearance Saturday near Holts Summit at the Rally for Common Sense. In his speech to the group Cain urged them to vote in November to make sure President Obama is not re-elected. Photo by Don Norfleet.

Organizers said Monday they were pleased with the turnout of about 700 conservatives, many of them Tea Party members, from around the nation who rallied Saturday in a pasture just north of Jefferson City.

Those attending the Rally for Common Sense parked their cars in a field used to grow corn last year to hear former presidential candidate Herman Cain urge them to make their voices heard by voting in November.

In 90-degree heat, most of the crowd headed away from the main stage to the shade of nearby trees during a full day of speeches and musical entertainment.

Cain has suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president.

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