LINN COUNTY, IA, January 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dr. Benjamin Carson, Chairman Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins' Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Obama critic, won the Linn County, Iowa midterm caucus straw poll by an impressive margin:
- Dr. Benjamin Carson 87%
- Governor Scott Walker 6%
- Mike Huckabee 3%
- Governor Rick Perry and Rand Paul tied just below 2%
"The House and Senate candidates did a great job but tonight's winner was the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee and its director Vernon Robinson," said Linn County GOP Treasurer, Jim Conklin.
Linn County held a single venue caucus and had the highest attendance in one location of Iowa's 99 counties.
For the first time in midterm caucus history, Draft Carson supporters made their presence known across Iowa asking their neighbors to sign the Draft Ben Carson petition two years in advance of the first in the nation 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee Campaign Director Vernon Robinson said, "This Carson victory is evidence of Iowa sending a clear message to the failed GOP leadership in Washington that cronyism, capitulation, and collapse are not acceptable and America deserves better. America deserves commonsense solutions backed by humility and intellect calmly communicated to the American people. The Republican activists in the heart of the America are clamoring for Dr. Benjamin Carson to run for President of the United States."
In five months, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee has raised $1.76 million from 33,000 donors with an average of $53 per donor, gained 93,000 active supporters and 4900 active volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, US territories, and Americans abroad.
Interested citizens will find more information at www.RunBenRun.org
The great-grandson of the famous march king, John Philip Sousa, IV, author and financial investment professional, and Vernon Robinson, a former City Council member of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, graduate of the Air Force Academy, and the son of a Tuskegee Airman, created the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee in August of this year to draft Dr. Benjamin Carson to run for the republican nomination for President in 2016.