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  • Donald Trump: Ben Carson May Help Pick VP

    05/05/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    US News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Having essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump says he's about to set up a committee to find a potential running mates -- and he's reportedly wants Dr. Ben Carson, his former nomination rival-turned-campaign surrogate, to help conduct the search... Putting the retired neurosurgeon on the veep search committee, however, could generate some buzz among Trump supporters: a recent public-opinion survey found that voters want Trump to pick Carson as his running mate. But Trump on Wednesday intimated that he may have someone else in mind: "I think probably I would like to go with somebody with great...
  • Summing Up Ted Cruz's Horrible Night - Ben Carson Beat Him

    04/20/2016 7:48:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/20/2016
    Things did not go well for Ted Cruz last night, but his performance in New York's 16th District was especially depressive... Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was so disliked in Westchester County’s 16th congressional district that residents cast more votes for Ben Carson - who is no longer running... Carson, who bowed out of the GOP race in March, was still featured on Tuesday’s ballot as his request to be removed was made after the deadline had passed. Roughly translated...You Get Nothing! One final thing... CRUZ HAS $9 MILLION IN BANK AS OF END-MARCH: CAMPAIGN MANAGER tick tock...
  • Cruz loses to Ben Carson in New York district

    04/20/2016 10:37:11 AM PDT · by proust · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/20/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was handed a stinging loss in the New York primary Tuesday, getting shut out of delegates by Donald Trump and John Kasich. And in at least one congressional district, the Texas senator lost to someone who has long since dropped out of the race: Ben Carson.
  • Ben Carson got thousands of votes in NY and even beat Ted Cruz in one district

    04/20/2016 10:17:19 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 17 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 04/20/16 | Chris Baker
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A vote for Ben Carson in Tuesday's primary really didn't matter. Not only did Carson drop out of the race last month, he actively rejected his own votes. But that didn't stop thousands of people from checking the "Ben Carson" box on the ballot yesterday. In fact, Carson even beat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in one district.
  • Ben Carson Spent $16 Million on Consultants, $1.3M on Campaign Payroll/Ads

    03/05/2016 7:06:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer, who plans to announce Friday afternoon that he will become chairman of a group that encourages Christians to vote, raised $58 million, more money than any other GOP contender raised. But an Associated Press review of his campaign finance filings show Carson’s campaign is an extreme example of the big-money business of presidential politics. His campaign burned through the millions he raised by spending more on fundraising and consultants than on mass media advertising, on-the-ground employees and other things that could have swayed voters, the filings show. Over...
  • Ben Carson suspends campaign: sources

    03/02/2016 12:36:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) -- Dr. Ben Carson suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon, bringing his outsider bid for the nomination to an end, officials close to the campaign told Sinclair Broadcast Group. Carson's campaign released an official statement announcing he would not be attending the Fox News GOP debate on Thursday...
  • Ben Carson suspends GOP presidential campaign [Four Left In the Race]

    03/02/2016 1:05:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 03/02/2016 | By Shira Schoenberg
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has suspended his presidential campaign after a dismal showing on Super Tuesday. Carson was one of the last five candidates remaining in the Republican presidential race. But he was unable to come in higher than fourth place in any of the 11 states to vote on March 1. In Massachusetts, he came in fifth, with just 2.6 percent of the vote. According to an Associated Press tally, Carson has earned just eight delegates so far. Frontrunner Donald Trump has 319, and 1,237 are needed to win the nomination. Carson's full statement is below: _______________________________________________ I have...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Suspends Campaign

    03/02/2016 11:44:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson is suspending his presidential campaign after failing to win a single state or collect many delegates through Super Tuesday.
  • Ben Carson calls for candidate meeting before GOP debate on Thursday

    03/01/2016 3:24:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Republican hopeful Ben Carson has gone on behavior patrol. He has called for a meeting of all the GOP candidates on Thursday, prior to the 11th presidential debate on Thursday in Detroit, to be aired by Fox News. . . "I am confident that the five remaining candidates can rise above the sophomoric attacks of past encounters and have a serious discussion about substantive issues and how we will lead our nation forward toward a more prosperous and secure future.
  • Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race

    02/29/2016 4:09:44 PM PST · by SueRae · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/29/16 | Ben Carson, M.D.
    It seems like the only thing that’s guaranteed in this year’s election is the litany of punditry after every primary. This undiscussed industry has helped make politics more blood sport than democratic exercise. It seems to get nastier at every turn, as campaign flacks dressed up as journalists line up to savage candidates whose campaigns they see as a threat to their preferred politician. Some have even gone so far as to question my faith, integrity or party loyalty because I won’t kowtow to their demands to step away from the primary process. Is this what has become of politics...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • Fourth-placed Ben Carson flees Iowa for Florida before the results are in claiming he (tr)

    02/01/2016 10:49:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Ben Carson may have come up short in Iowa but he is ready to get back out on the campaign trail - as soon as he gets some fresh clothes. In one of his most bizarre statements to date, Carson told reporters on Monday that he would be leaving Iowa early so he could go to Florida and get some clean clothes. His communications director Larry Ross then confirmed this in a statement released to the media, which read; 'After spending 18 consecutive days on the campaign trail, Dr. Carson needs to go home and get a fresh set of...
  • BREAKING: Ben Carson Suspends Campaign – Iowa Staffers Involved in Serious Accident

    01/19/2016 11:58:16 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 61 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Print this article Font size -16+
    Dr. Ben Carson has just announced he is suspending his run for the presidency temporarily. Some of his staff members were in a serious accident today… one of them is in grave condition. Carson will fly to Omaha to be with that staff member’s family. Three student volunteers and a campaign staffer were in the vehicle that slid on an icy road. Just this weekend, Carson took the stage at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, where he told enthusiasts that “every venue” during his latest Iowa swing “was standing room only.” He added, “I believe...
  • Carson suspends campaign to help injured staffers

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- After appearing in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, Presidential candidate Ben Carson returned to the Holy City Tuesday and announced he was suspending his run for the presidency. Dr. Carson appeared at the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston's weekly luncheon and broke the news that some of his staffers were in a bad accident, saying one of them was in "grave condition."
  • The Erick Erickson Show:Karl Rove Helping Ben Carson Has Everything to do With Ted Cruz

    11/29/2015 6:43:35 AM PST · by Isara · 107 replies
    Erickon the Radio ^ | November 28, 2015
    The press corps tends to go with the cheap, easy, and spoon-fed narrative. That narrative is that Karl Rove is opening doors and rolodexes for Ben Carson to stop Donald Trump.That’s not it and people in the know, know it.Carson is collapsing and his support is headed to Ted Cruz. In Iowa and elsewhere, Carson voters are toying with Cruz and Rubio. Rove wants an establishment guy. On Bloomberg Politics With All Due Respect earlier this week, Rove listed Bush, Christie and Marco Rubio as the three candidates most likely to knock Trump off when “the other 70 to 75...
  • Ben Carson stumbles on American history, again

    11/23/2015 7:38:48 AM PST · by VinL · 35 replies
    SunTimes ^ | 11/23/15 | Chad Merda
    Ben Carson may want to brush up on his American history, especially when one of his favorite topics ... the Founding Fathers ...are concerned. For the second time in weeks, he botched a reference to Thomas Jefferson. During a C-SPAN interview that aired Sunday night, host Steve Scully pointed out that Carson talks a lot about the Founding Fathers and asked Carson if he has one in particular that he's most impressed with. "I'm impressed by a lot of them, but particularly impressed with Thomas Jefferson, who seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react,"...
  • Secret Service to start protecting Ben Carson this week

    11/09/2015 6:43:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2015 7:09 PM EST | Steve Peoples
    Republican presidential contender Ben Carson will begin receiving Secret Service protection this week. A Carson aide says the Secret Service will take over security for the campaign beginning Wednesday morning. That will dramatically increase security for Carson's appearance that day at Liberty University in Virginia. ...
  • Is Ben Carson's campaign one big con?

    11/04/2015 6:18:09 PM PST · by Amntn · 98 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/4/15 | Paul Waldman
    Ben Carson's presidential campaign is many things. A curiosity, an oddity, a fascinating yet disturbing commentary on today's Republican Party? Absolutely. But there's also some reason to believe that it's a giant confidence game. That isn't to say that Carson isn't genuinely trying to become president. He has even moved into the lead in a couple of recent national polls. But the inner workings of his campaign will look awfully familiar to those who understand how one right-wing movement has been bilking gullible conservatives over the last half-century. Like many outsider candidates, Carson is relying on small donors to raise...
  • Sounds Like Carville Just Called Ben Carson 'Chauncey Gardiner'

    11/04/2015 3:48:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine the liberal outrage if a Republican called a prominent Dem candidate "Chauncey Gardiner," the simple soul from the Peter Sellers film Being There? The cries of racism might well cost such a hapless Republican his job. But don't expect James Carville to pay any price. On today's With All Due Respect, Carville said that a frustrated Bush "can't believe that Chauncey Gardiner [laughs] and Trump and all these people are running ahead of him." Given that Carson and Trump are the two front-runners, and that Carson, while brilliant, is soft-spoken, there would seem little doubt that Carville...