You know that during this campaign cycle, both Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain attempted to mush together book sale tours and their presidential campaigns. (Or, in Gingrich’s case, a children’s book penned by his wife Callista.)
One of the consequences is just now surfacing. A lawsuit has been filed by Adventure Advertising in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, alleging that Herman Cain and his publisher, Simon and Schuster, improperly used a photograph for the cover of his autobiography – that was intended solely for his political campaign.
The lawsuit declares that the photo was among three portraits shot and purchased from the ad agency for $1,050 last April by Friends of Herman Cain. Cain announced his presidential campaign the next month.
Look for this lawsuit to be settled out of court. Unless Cain wants his earnings from the book to be made public.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider