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Conservative Surgeon Ben Carson Launches Presidential Bid In Detroit

Conservative retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is jumping into the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Carson told supporters in his hometown of Detroit he will run a “unique” campaign.

He’s striking the chords that make him a favorite among tea party conservatives, citing the importance of balanced federal budgets, limiting taxes and regulations on big business and reducing social programs he says create a climate of dependency.

Carson – who’s never held elected office — says neither he nor voters should be part of what he calls the “political class.” 

Stop being loyal to a party or to a man and use your brain,” he told a crowd at Detroit’s Music Hall.

Carson is the first African American to join what is becoming a very crowded field for the GOP presidential nomination.

Image credit: carsonscholars.org

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Quinn Klinefelter

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I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

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