Politics

Ben Carson Nabs Big Fundraising Haul in Wake of Islam Comments

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during an event at Manchester Community College, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during an event at Manchester Community College, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

SPRING ARBOR, MICH. (NBC News) — The controversy over Dr. Ben Carson’s comments about Islam’s compatibility with the U.S. Constitution is proving to be a fundraising asset for the neurosurgeon’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

On Monday, 2016 Committee, the super PAC supporting Carson, sent an email asking supporters to back his response to “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd that he could not advocate a Muslim to be President because Islam is not compatible with the Constitution. Within 12 hours, about 400 people had contributed around $31,000, according to super PAC head John Philip Sousa IV.

“We’ve never gotten that kind of response,” said Sousa, the great grandson of the famed march composer. “It broke all records.”

On Wednesday morning, the campaign sent out an email from Carson, who pledged “I will not back down,” according to campaign communications director Doug Watts.

READ MORE

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker