Ben Carson Candidacy Raises $8.3M In Its First Quarter, More Than $10M Since March

Ben Carson has raised $8.3 million for his presidential run over the first quarter of his candidacy, according to his campaign.

The Carson camp said Wednesday the retired neurosurgeon raked in $10.5 million and more than 209,000 donations since he set up a presidential presidential exploratory committee on March 3. Of those, more than 150,000 are unique individual donors, the campaign said.

The campaign said the average contribution was about $50.

Ford O’Connell, a GOP strategist, said the fundraising numbers bode well for Mr. Carson.

“It is great sign for a guy looking to show durability in a very crowded fired,” Mr. O’Connell said, adding that the key will be to see how much money the campaign spent on its fundraising efforts.

“Obviously the fundraising number look good for Carson, but you are not going to know the full implications of it until we know how much cash he has on hand,” he said. “But It is a solid number. He is showing durability for a lot of skeptic analysts.”

Read more from Seth McLaughlin at The Washington Times

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