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Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls

Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls

Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet. The political novice, a retired neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, raised $6 million, doubling his July total, his campaign told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Carson's supporters have handed over roughly $20 million since he began raising money in March, making him a fundraising standout in a sprawling field of 17 Republican contenders. He enters the fall well-funded and rising in the polls, having carved out a niche as the mild-mannered version of bombastic Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Both appeal to...

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