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Carson called for pre-debate private meeting of GOP candidates

Carson called for pre-debate private meeting of GOP candidates

Nick Gass | Politico

Ben Carson on Tuesday called for a private meeting of the five remaining Republican candidates before the next presidential debate on Thursday in his hometown of Detroit, with the campaign citing a "lack of civility" as the reason.

“The American People deserve so much more from the candidates who are seeking the most powerful position in the free world, and I share their concern that this race has taken a turn for the worse, to the point of embarrassment on the world stage,” Carson said in a statement released by the campaign. “A house divided cannot stand, and it is imperative the Republican Party exhibit unity by the candidates coming together with a pledge to talk about the many serious problems facing our country, instead of personally attacking each other."

The campaign said that Carson had begun calling each candidate personally on Tuesday to arrange the meeting in the hours directly preceding the Fox News debate.

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