By Jonathan Easley - 11/11/11 02:37 PM EST
Herman Cain joked about the possibility of Anita Hill endorsing him at a campaign event on Thursday.
A Fox News camera caught Cain joking about his sexual harassment allegations at the event, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
A clip that first aired on "Special Report With Bret Baeir" shows Cain in the middle of a raucous crowd of supporters when someone makes a comment about Anita Hill. The substance of the comment was drowned out by applause in the room, but it had the candidate doubled over with laughter.
In 1991, Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, and Cain has at times compared the allegations to his own situation.
“It’s probably not politically correct to say but, you know, I didn’t take a political correct class, so I’m going to say it,” Cain continued. “I’ve been through hell.”
The crowd erupted over these remarks, before Cain finished: “Now here’s the good news — it didn’t kill me or slow us down one bit.”
On Thursday, the Cain campaign announced that it had raised more than $9 million since Oct. 1, with more than $2 million coming in the last 10 days as his battle over sexual harassment allegations has intensified.