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As many African-Americans see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

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Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson‘s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him. To King-Baker, Carson’s “up-by-your bootstraps” life story makes him a genuine celebrity worth emulating in the African-American community. But she’s also a Pompano Beach Democrat watching Carson rise in the Republican presidential polls.…

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Ben Carson supporters meet in Tampa to spread the word about his candidacy

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This past Saturday afternoon, two dozen supporters of Dr. Ben Carson gathered at the Quality Inn and Suites in East Tampa to hear how they can help get the recently declared Republican presidential candidate elected president — or at least much better known in Hillsborough County. And while the retired neurosurgeon may not be as well known or considered by elites to be in the top tier of GOP presidential candidates for 2016, there is no doubt that those who know his story…

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