"ben-carson"As the 2016 presidential elections draws closer even more names are coming forward to show their interest in running for the White House with the latest being Ben Carson.

The retired surgeon, who has grown in popularity with so called Tea Party conservatives, has now formally shown his intentions to run for the White House as he puts together an exploratory committee to run for president.

A report from the Wall Street Journal detailed a conversation with the campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, who confirmed the interest of Ben Carson in putting his name forward for the top job.

According to a report by Reuters, with the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Wall Street Journal said.

The Wall Street journal continued to outline how Carson has hired a number of people recently with one of these being a national finance director while others have found to be aides in several early voting states

Terry Giles said to the newspaper that the campaign would soon announce more “major players,” who will join Carson’s team to push for the presidential elections.

Ben Carson, is well known for being a former neurosurgeon at the Maryland-based Johns Hopkins University.  While his medical knowledge may be sound he has no prior political experience, something he is using to his favour to show that he is different from other traditional career politicians.

According to Reuters, Carter is a conservative commentator and author of “One Nation,” which topped the New York Times bestseller list in June.

Back in February, 63 year old Ben Carson said he could form a committee to explore a bid for the nomination and make a formal announcement in May according to Reuters.

Many may rate the chances of this outsider to be able to make an impact on the presidential race but he still has a lot of work to do if he is to be seriously in the running, especially as he is currently ranked fourth among potential Republican candidates in a Fox News poll of potential voters in Iowa.

Ahead of Carson in the Republican camp are former Florida Governor Job Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

There has been a lot of talk about potential candidates from the Republican side but all is still very quiet in the Democrat camp, although it is still widely expected that Hillary Clinton will follow in the footsteps of her husband and stand for office for the party.


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