'Draft Ben Carson' Group Spends $9 Million To Raise $12 Million

A recent poll by Gravis Marketing showed Dr. Ben Carson in 5th place with 9% in the Iowa Republican 2016 caucus.


Eyebrows are being raised as financial disclosure forms show that the “National Draft Ben Carson For President Committee” is spending most of its contributions … on raising money.

The PAC — which is not affiliated with Carson himself — has raised more than $12 million since July 2013. The group says it is working to convince Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, to run for president in 2016.

But an analysis by The Daily Caller of documents filed with the Federal Election Commission indicates that the draft effort has spent more than $9 million of the $12 million raised on a variety of fundraising expenses.

Despite the large amount of money spent on fundraising, Carson’s top political aide, who does not have any relationship with the PAC, said he is comfortable with what he knows about the organization’s activities.