Ben Carson has quietly but persistently been courting African American voters – including Democrats – to help him overcome dismal poll results in Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary.
The retired neurosurgeon, who is black, told reporters in this upstate city that he’s been targeting African Americans through local radio, television and newspaper interviews and ads. He’s also hopeful that black Democrats – eligible to vote in either party’s primary – will turn to the GOP race to help boost his chances.
On Thursday, he’s appearing at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, a historically black college, for a series of events – including meetings with medical students and representatives of the school’s football program. (Politico)