There’s blood in the Silver State’s political water’s as one presidential candidate after another jumps in to feeding frenzy…
Dr. Ben Carson is visiting Nevada for the first time since announcing his run for the GOP presidential nomination. Carson attended a brunch with pastors and other community leaders in Las Vegas this morning and will give an evening talk at Opportunity Village, a charity that serves people with disabilities.
After delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast critical of the Obama Administration, he became popular in the media for his views on social issues and the federal government. In November 2014 he announced his intention to run as a Republican for the 2016 Presidential election.
In a September 2014 ISideWith.com opinion poll, when asked if they’d vote for Carson, 42 percent said they would, while 58 percent wouldn’t. Twelve percent believed that even though he had limited experience, he would make an honest candidate, while eight percent reported that they would not vote for a Republican, and another six percent would vote for Carson if he were running for vice-president.
The retired neurosurgeon’s visit comes the same day unannounced Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush arrived in Nevada for events in both Reno and Las Vegas.