Carson Takes Major Steps Toward A 2016 White House Bid | Fox News

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative sensation, is taking a couple of major steps toward a 2016 presidential bid, forming a political action committee and selecting a campaign chairman for a potential White House run. The 62-year-old Carson made the announcement Friday after two days of meetings in Florida, as reported first by The Washington Times . ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Carson has selected Texas businessman Terry Giles as the chairman and approved the formation of the PAC, named One Nation. No doubt hes one step closer to making a decision, John Philip Sousa IV, chairman of the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, told on Saturday. And we all think his decision will be to run. Sousa said the super PAC, which is gathering signatures across the country to convince Carson to run, has already raised $8 million for the presidential campaign. Carson suggested his decision will be largely influenced by whether Republicans take control of the Senate in November. Carson has already shown the potential to make a solid presidential run, likely as a Republican candidate. He finishing third in this years Conservative Political Action Conference poll and tied for third in the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference poll.
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