October 1, 2015 / 1:24 AM / 4 years ago

Republican Ben Carson raised $20 million in latest quarter: campaign

U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s campaign has raised $20 million since July, a campaign spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

That brings the total raised since Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, launched his campaign for the 2016 presidential election in May, to some $30 million.

Carson saw a fund-raising bump after making a statement that he does not think a Muslim can be president because their faith is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. Carson’s coffers saw a $500,000 increase after the remarks were made on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” bringing his September fundraising total over $10 million, NBC reported.

Reporting by Eric Walsh and Ginger Gibson; Editing by Peter Cooney

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below