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Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr.
Ben Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee
Ben Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee

Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Committee chairman Terry Giles on Tuesday confirmed the creation of an exploratory committee that allows the conservative favorite to begin raising money for a presidential campaign. He'll release the names of his senior team beginning Tuesday morning. Carson, a newcomer to politics, quickly developed a devoted conservative following after criticizing President Barack Obama's health care law at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. Supporters have since launched a draft committee that...