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Ben Carson Launches 'Evangelical Rollout' after Poll Numbers Fall

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Dec 02
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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is reportedly launching a new campaign to attract evangelical voters. The New York Times reports Carson will hold a news conference Wednesday (Dec. 2) on the new campaign, which his team is calling an “Evangelical Rollout.” 


According to Carson’s spokesperson, the Evangelical Rollout is intended “for a number of pastors to announce their endorsement for the campaign.” 


Republican candidate Donald Trump hosted a similar event on Monday with a group of black pastors and community leaders. The event was originally called an endorsement announcement before Trump’s campaign clarified that it was a private meeting. 


According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Carson’s evangelical support has fallen behind Trump and Ted Cruz who are leading with a tie of 24 percent. Carson claims the support of 19 percent of evangelical voters.  



Publication date: December 2, 2015