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Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman Jr. said Sunday that rival Herman Cain should disclose all information about the allegations of sexual harassment that have consumed the GOP race.

Mr. Huntsman said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the information needs to come out “in total” and that the matter has distracted from real issues on the campaign trail.

“Legitimate questions have been raised and that information has to come forward,” said Mr. Huntsman, who added that it is up to Mr. Cain to divulge the details.

“This is taking all the bandwidth out of the discussion,” he said. “So we’re not able to talk about jobs. We’re not able to talk about our position in the world. That hurts the American people.”

Mr. Cain has repeatedly denied ever sexually harassing anyone.

He told reporters Saturday night that he won’t answer any more questions about the decade-old allegations from at least three women.

J.D. Gordon, a spokesman for the Cain campaign, said Sunday that Mr. Cain looked forward to getting back to focusing on the country’s major issues, such as the economy and national security. He blamed a “malicious smear campaign” by the media for steering attention elsewhere.

But Mr. Huntsman isn’t the only Republican calling for Mr. Cain to set the record straight.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, also appearing on NBC, said the best way for Mr. Cain to get back on message “is to get all the facts on the table.”


State in spotlight over union-limits vote

COLUMBUS — The fight over Ohio’s new collective-bargaining law pits the union rights of public workers against Republican efforts to shrink government and limit the reach of organized labor.

A ballot question called Issue 2 will asks voters on Tuesday to accept or reject a voluminous rewrite of union rules signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich in March.

Labor specialist Lee Adler of Cornell University says the outcome of the election will be a gauge nationally of how the public feels about public workers, labor unions and government spending.

The legislation, known as Senate Bill 5, affects more than 350,000 police, firefighters, teachers, nurses and other government workers. It sets mandatory health care and pension minimums, bans public worker strikes, scraps binding arbitration and prohibits seniority-based promotions.

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