In an interview with New Hampshire’s Union Leader newspaper, Herman Cain said his wife didn’t know he was giving money to Ginger White, who claims to have had a 13-year affair with him. Cain also said quitting the presidential race ‘is an option.’

Besieged by reports of personal misconduct involving women other than his wife, plus growing critical comment from conservative commentators and some Republican officials, Herman Cain says he’s considering dropping out of the presidential race.

The drip, drip, drip of revelations related to Cain’s conduct and character continued Thursday when he met with the editors of New Hampshire’s statewide Union Leader newspaper, a powerful conservative voice in Republican politics.

Cain acknowledged that he had been giving money to Ginger White, the woman who alleges that she had a 13-year affair with the Republican businessman. He also said that his wife Gloria did not know about that – or even that Ms. White was a friend of Cain’s – until the alleged affair was reported in recent days.

Cain would not say how much money he had given White, but he told the Union Leader “that he repeatedly gave Ginger White money to help her with ‘month-to-month bills and expenses’ without telling his wife.”