Ben Carson Selects Potential 2016 Campaign Chairman: ‘Step or Two Closer’ to Running

Conservative icon Dr. Ben Carson is ” a step or two closer” to announcing his candidacy in the 2016 election, according to the Washington Times.

Carson told the publication, for which he also writes a column, that he has selected someone to be his campaign chairman, should he decide to run. That someone is Terry Giles, a businessman out of Houston.

From the Times:

He said the outcome of the 2014 elections in which Republicans are trying to seize control of the Senate would be a major factor, and that his new PAC would try to support candidates with similar viewpoints as his.

“Obviously we are very interested in what happens in November,” he said. “And if the people also continue to show strong desire for me to run, obviously that would be an important factor too.”

“In the meantime, we will focus our attention on helping those candidates who understand the change we need in our nation, and how to lead toward the healing our of nation,” he said.

Carson also told the Times he is forming a political action committee. Giles said the committee will “explore and analyze and engage in homework to determine what the political landscape would look like and how it might materialize for a Carson for President campaign.”

Carson is a retired neurosurgeon who has never held elected office.

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