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7/31/14 - Steve Malzberg Show (Newsmax) - interviews John Philip Sousa IV – co-founder and chairman of the National Draft Ben Carson for President Commitee

"From 2/13 through 10/17 Malzberg was featured on Newsmax TV's The Steve Malzberg Show,His first guest on his first show for Newsmax was Donald Trump, who he went on to interview several times including 3 times during the 2016 presidential campaign"

Steve Malzberg's last tweets for his Newsmax show, appear to be just after the 2016 campaign ended: 12/16:
Steve Malzberg now doing Conservative talk on Youtube and often appears on...

Steve Malzberg: Newsmax til 2016 campaign ends, to Youtube, to frequent interviews on RT (Russia Today).

There were allegations that Ben Carson's campaign was a "scam"

"...then-spokesman Doug Watts gamely explained that the point was to build up a fundraising list....

“Strategically it was our plan to build a donor base,”

Carson "raised more than $57M for the 2016 election cycle, more than any other Republican candidate’s campaign. Following Carson is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose campaign raised just over $54M...Jeb Bush raised just $33.5M..."

"According to the Center for Responsive Politics, there were FOUR super PACs dedicated to Carson. One of them, the National Draft Ben Carson Committee, became active in 2013 and initiated a groundswell of support for a Carson candidacy."
A TIME investigation...found that much of its fundraising success came from...a well-honed formula: renting and expanding email lists, beseeching supporters for cash through email/postal svc, and then reinvesting big chunks of the proceeds in ever more appeals to activists.”
The Ctr for Responsive Politics shows that the Draft PAC raised $13.5M during the 2014 cycle, helping propel Carson...All the Super PAC proceeds from the 2016 cycle came to another $13.8M, which includes $10M from the 2016 Committee, the successor to the Draft PAC."
"All told, Carson super PACs raised $27.4 million towards his election effort. Combined with the hard money donated to Carson’s campaign, that comes out to $85 million.

Now after Carson has effectively ended his campaign, WHERE does all that money go?"
"In the case of the campaign, much of it has already been spent. As of the end of January, the campaign spent $53.7 million of the $57.9 it had raised, leaving just $4.2 million on hand..."

"John Philip Sousa IV, who led the PAC efforts on behalf of Carson since he...formed the Draft Comte in 2013, says the 2016 Committee has also already SPENT ALMOST ALL OF THE MONEY it raised, est'g there is only about $200K left..."

Sousa, guy from Malzberg interview (above) 😯
" According to the Center for Public Integrity, Carson’s campaign amassed a list of more than 700,000 donors. Carson’s team CAN NOW RENT THIS LIST OUT to other campaigns or committees for what one head of a direct response marketing firm estimated at $5 or $6 per name."
"God bless you Dr. Carson,” one supporter wrote on Carson’s official Facebook page in response to his post saying he does not see a path forward in the race. “You are an amazing man, and it has been an honor supporting you (financially, and otherwise).”
"The day after the PRAYER BREAKFAST, I started posting RUNBENRUN for President,” wrote another. “I have donated $$$ that we could ill afford, I have shared on social media, I have supported you however I could… God Bless you! I know He’s not done with you yet! Neither am I!!!”
Ben Carson was recruited at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013:

"Ben Carson v Barack Obama" lol:

What a coincidence! Ben Carson officially announced his presidential campaign on 5/4/15. On 5/4/16, he canceled it! 😁👍🏽

5/4/16: Ben Carson officially suspends his presidential campaign

“I realized that things were probably not going to change, and therefore I said, ‘What really is the point?’”

“I’m endorsing ‘we the people,’” he said, cagily refusing to tell NBC who he was voting for in Florida’s upcoming primary and declining to endorse another candidate....“There’s a lot of people who love me, they just won’t vote for me,”
"Carson told the CPAC audience he would join the super PAC My Faith Votes, a group that aims to MOBILIZE CHRISTIAN VOTERS. “I will still continue to be heavily involved to try and save our nation – we have to save it,” he said. "
"Cruz’s campaign spread rumors that Carson was getting out of the race during the IA caucuses...Carson shied from blaming the TX senator...eventually and obliquely chastising Cruz when furious aides showed proof of Cruz’s grassroots supporters’ efforts to woo his supporters.." 🤔
Why the timidity there? Carson is clearly is not afraid to attack when he wants to. 🧐

Look what he did, right to Obama's face (2013):


(3/28/12) LOOK who did the Convocation at Liberty "University" in 2012: BEN CARSON:

Ben Carson - and Papadopolous' transition from his campaign to Trump's - requires more digging.

Kids need to get to bed, pick this up tomorrow ✌🏽
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