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Ben Carson Takes His Conservative, Outsider Campaign to Liberal San Francisco

The retired neurosurgeon tested his message Tuesday in the staunchly Democratic city.
on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Iowa.

on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Iowa.

Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Ben Carson brought his outsider presidential campaign to San Francisco, the bastion of U.S. liberalism and a piggy bank of political donations from Silicon Valley's tech elite.

The retired neurosurgeon delivered a Libertarian-friendly message on Tuesday that included reducing government spending and using self-reliance to get ahead, while sticking to his conservative views on abortion and securing U.S. borders against illegal immigration.