MERRIFIELD, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced today that it raised more than $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, including more than $1 million in the month of May alone.
"The American people are continuing to show their overwhelming desire for Dr. Carson to run for the GOP nomination in the 2016 presidential election," said Vernon Robinson, the Committee's campaign director. "We've had tens of thousands of people contribute and hundreds of thousands have signed the petition to get Dr. Carson to run, because people want a principled leader in the highest office in the land. They want a president who can heal the bitter divides that are tearing our nation apart."
Since its inception in August 2013, the Committee has raised more than $7.2 million, with more than 95,000 individual donors giving an average contribution of around $48. The committee now has more than 17,000 volunteers nationwide.
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions encouraging Dr. Carson to enter the race for the presidential nomination. The Committee delivers roughly 6,000 of these petitions to Dr. Carson each week.
"The campaign to draft Dr. Carson into the race for president continues to enjoy incredible success," said John Philip Sousa IV, national chairman of the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee. "As we move into the third quarter we will increase our efforts to spread the word about Dr. Carson's merits and all he has to offer the American people. The tremendous outpouring of donations and words of support clearly shows that people are clamoring for a principled, unifying leader like Dr. Carson in the White House. We will continue to do all we can to encourage him to run for president."
About the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee
The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee is a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. It was founded in August 2013 by John Philip Sousa IV and Vernon Robinson, and works to raise awareness of Dr. Carson's qualifications and to engage grassroots conservative activists in clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president. For more information, visit www.runbenrun.org or connect on Twitter @DraftRunBenRun or Facebook/RunBenRun.org.
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