Published: Oct 05, 2011 11:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain signed copies of his newly released book for hundreds of people at a Tampa Bay area bookstore.
    
The event at the Barnes & Noble in St. Petersburg drew several hundred Republicans and Cain fans on Wednesday.
    
Cain released a memoir titled "This is Herman Cain" on Tuesday. He won the Florida straw poll on Sept. 24.
    
The former head of Godfather's Pizza, Cain is surging in the polls, coming in second to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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