Ben Carson presidential campaign, 2016 facts for kids
|Ben Carson for President|
|Campaign||U.S. presidential election, 2016|
|Status||Announced May 3, 2015
Suspended March 4, 2016
|Headquarters||1800 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 140
|Key people||Barry Bennet (Campaign Manager)
Ed Brookover (Senior Strategist)
Doug Watts (Communications Director)
Deana Bass (Press Secretary)
Amy Pass (National Finance Director)
Michael Brown (National Political Director)
Don Green (Head Researcher)
|Slogan||" Heal + Inspire + Revive "|
The 2016 presidential campaign of Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and bestselling author, was announced May 3, 2015 in an interview with a local television station in Cincinnati, Ohio. He formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election at a rally in his hometown of Detroit on May 4, 2015.
On March 4, 2016, Carson suspended his presidential campaign.
He was a featured speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and tied for seventh place in the Washington Times/CPAC 2013 Straw Poll with 4% of the 3,000 ballots cast.
In the 2014 CPAC straw poll, he came in third place with 9% of the vote, behind senators Ted Cruz of Texas (with 11%) and Rand Paul of Kentucky (31%). In the 2015 CPAC poll, Carson came in fourth behind Paul, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, and Cruz with 11.4%.
In an interview with a local television station in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 3, 2015, Carson officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He held a rally in Detroit, his hometown, on May 4, 2015 as the launch of his campaign. At the event, he announced his campaign team which included his Campaign manager, Barry Bennett.
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