Reporting from Des Moines, Iowa — Herman Cain may have left the Republican presidential campaign but his candidacy will live on in Iowa the night of the Jan. 3 caucuses.
Cain's name remains on the Iowa ballot -- the caucus vote is actually a non-binding presidential poll -- because he dropped out after the list was finalized by state GOP officials.
This isn't the first time that's happened. Duncan Hunter was similarly listed during the 2008 caucuses, even though he too had ended his campaign before Iowans opening the voting for the presidential nomination. The Republican congressman from California wound up with just over 500 caucus votes (out of nearly 120,000 cast statewide).
Also on this year's Iowa ballot is Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and ambassador to China, who has said he is skipping the caucuses (though Republican voters in Iowa report getting phone calls on Huntsman's behalf).