Ben Carson group touts fundraising success
July 15th, 2014
01:22 PM ET
3 months ago

Ben Carson group touts fundraising success

(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives, pulled in an impressive $3.3 million fundraising haul in the second quarter of this year.

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee said Tuesday its recent fundraising success brings the group's total to more than $7 million.

The group said the blockbuster quarter is evidence that the American people want Carson as their GOP nominee.

"The tremendous outpouring of donations and words of support clearly shows that people are clamoring for a principled, unifying leader like Dr. Carson in the White House. We will continue to do all we can to encourage him to run for president," said John Philip Sousa IV, the group's national chairman.

Much of the impressive fundraising haul has come through email and direct mail pitches.

Carson remains coy about running, and has not ruled out a presidential bid. He won conservative acclaim last year when he criticized Democratic policies on taxes and health care while giving the keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast.

He's continued to be a popular voice for right-leaning ideals.

CNN's Dana Davidsen and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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  1. Tone

    Ben Carson is successful at removing tomors from brains but a failure at everything else.

    July 15, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The group said the blockbuster quarter is evidence that the American people want Carson as their GOP nominee."

    Well, OK. I'm cool with putting Ben Carson on the national GOP nominee ticket. What's the controversy, CNN?

    "Carson remains coy about running, and has not ruled out a presidential bid."

    Oh. Got it. Carson is FUNDRAISING for ... well, Ben Carson. But perhaps not for President of the United States; wherein there is a fairly huge gap between the two scenarios.

    July 15, 2014 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    This GOP QUACK continues to make a FOOL of himself on TV and his fox DOPE channel interview was probably ment for Saturday night live, your a token GOP conservative JOKE!!!!

    July 15, 2014 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh I do so hope he runs!

    July 15, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    This GOP GOOF, don't operate on me QUACK, and BS artist Has no chance , maybe you can get elected to the GOP congress with their 7% approval, you would probably get in LOSER!!!!

    July 15, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I'd vote for him just because he was Black, just like I did with Barack.
    Thank goodness Herman Cain dropped out in 2012.
    I wouldn't have known what to do had I had a choice between two Black mens!
    Oh dear! Maybe I would've voted TWICE!
    Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    July 15, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Go ahead, tear it up and eat it up......you've been served the kind of meat you love to eat.

    July 15, 2014 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. MaryM

    Ha, Ben Carson already ruined his chance of running or winning anything. Google what this man said in the past.

    July 15, 2014 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. talldarkfree

    Carson – shouldn't you share a few precious moments with Herman Cain to confirm how the GOP will "welcome" you?

    July 15, 2014 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    I wish that he would jump into the race and win the Republican nomination. I'd love to hear him try to explain away his ideological positions with pixy dust, smoke and mirrors. I'm just a big kid a heart, who enjoys magic shows.

    July 15, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  11. Sandy

    Ben Carson? LMAO!

    July 15, 2014 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. jinx9to88

    How many donors?

    July 15, 2014 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    If people are corporations, then corporations can have religious beliefs. But if an LLC, a Limited Liability Company, has protective limits as how it can be sued, shouldn't it also have limits imposed on what "rights" it is allowed to enjoy? is it right for an LLC to have guaranteed protections under the law,, protections which are not available to actual people?

    How long will it take before "corporate people" are given the right to vote? Just as soon as Republicans take over both chambers of Congress and the White House, and the current makeup of the Supreme Court would uphold it.

    July 15, 2014 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Please save yourself and the rest of us by not running for president. Moreover why don't you go away since you have nothing to offer except your twisted social views. I think you need to have a brain scan to locate that tumor inside your twisted mind.

    July 15, 2014 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |