Oct. 15, 2014

National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee
Raises $3.3 Million in 3nd Quarter of 2014

Surpasses $10 million mark with more than 20,000 volunteers and 100,000 donors nationwide clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president.

Merrifield, Va. — Oct. 15, 2014 — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced today that it raised more than $3.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

“Thousands of Americans believe that Dr. Carson is the best hope for our country, and are showing overwhelming support for him to run for the GOP nomination in the 2016,” said Vernon Robinson, the Committee’s campaign director. “Legions of supporters are signing the petition for him to run for president and are contributing to the effort because they want a president who is principled, honest and caring. The great success of the draft effort is a testament to our belief that it is Dr. Carson who is best equipped to heal our country.”

Since its inception in August 2013, the Committee has raised more than $10.5 million, from more than 100,000 individual donors. The committee now has more than 20,000 volunteers nationwide.

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions encouraging Dr. Carson to enter the race for the presidential nomination. The Committee delivers roughly 4,000 of these petitions to Dr. Carson each week.

“The tremendous support for Dr. Carson is even more important as we near the mid-term elections,” said John Philip Sousa IV, national chairman of the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee. “Dr. Carson has said he will listen to the clamor of those who want him to run, and is closer to making a decision about running for the GOP presidential nomination. We hope that our continued efforts will achieve that goal.”