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GOP 2016: The appeal of Ben Carson




Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson looks on during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church  on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Iowa. Ben Carson attended Sunday church services before campaigning at the Iowa State Fair
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson looks on during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Iowa. Ben Carson attended Sunday church services before campaigning at the Iowa State Fair
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He’s a political outsider. A straight shooter. And a GOP hopeful running to become the next President of the United States. His name is Ben Carson.

Donald Trump’s rise in the GOP primary has eclipsed the rest of the sizable field, particularly Carson. The retired pediatric neurosurgeon has ranked high in the recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, coming in third (tied with Scott Walker) after Trump and Jeb Bush as the most popular candidates for Republican voters.

Who is Ben Carson? What is his political platform?

Guests:

Katie Glueck, political reporter for POLITICO who’s covering  the 2016 campaign

Raynard Jackson, GOP political strategist and CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, a political consulting firm in DC