How Big Of A Deal Is Ben Carson's GOP Straw Poll Win?
Ben Carson's win at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference speaks volumes for the underdog candidate, but there's still plenty of time.By Matt Moreno | May 24, 2015
While he may not be the biggest name vying for Republicans' presidential votes, Ben Carson is forcing his way into the conversation.
"God bless you, and God bless the United States of America," Carson told a crowd while announcing his presidential campaign.
The former surgeon beat out the rest of the GOP field at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday, winning 25.4 percent of the straw poll vote. He was followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 20.5 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 16.6 percent. The 14 other candidates polled at or below 5.3 percent.