Ben Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

The conservative favorite also is hiring senior staff and unveiling a new website.

Ben Carson, possible 2016 presidential candidate, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Ben Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative favorite, has formally created an exploratory committee for a potential presidential campaign.

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