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Carson Appears to Threaten Republican Establishment as Campaign Falters

After reports of official preparations for a brokered convention, Carson warns of Republican leaders destroying the party.
Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Just over a month ago, Ben Carson was the only Republican presidential candidate who had managed to overtake Donald Trump at the top of the almighty RealClearPolitics polling average. Now, he is holding on to third place and appearing to threaten to exit the party altogether.

On Friday, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon released a statement that slammed reports of Republican leaders preparing for a possible brokered convention in July.