South Carolina Tea Party Coalition

Exclusive — Dr. Ben Carson Mulls 2016 Run, Says It’s ‘We The People,’ Not ‘We The Politicians’

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson tells Breitbart News that he’s seriously considering launching a White House bid in 2016. Carson says that if he runs, he’ll do so as an outsider, not as a politician. To the hundreds of thousands of activists nationwide who are pushing him to run for president, Carson said his message is that, “God’s will is going to be carried out.”

Dr. Ben Carson speaks in this file photo

Air Force Trump: Ahead of 2016, The Donald Slams Romney, Bush In South Carolina

Real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump spoke to Breitbart News aboard his private jet on Monday. He says he may run for president in 2016, and if he does, Trump says he’d focus his campaign on the big picture—aiming to turn around the decline in America that has occurred over the past several years.

Donald Trump speaks to Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News aboard his personal jet inn Myrtle Beach on Jan. 19, 2015.

Exclusive: Sen. Ted Cruz In South Carolina: I’m ‘Very, Very Seriously’ Considering White House Run in 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that he’s “very, very seriously” considering launching a presidential candidacy for 2016. Cruz adds that he thinks a bold conservative needs to win the GOP nomination next time around, or else he fears Democrats are likely to win the White House as they did in 2008 and 2012. Cruz said the “energy and enthusiasm” in South Carolina at the Tea Party convention is “electric” a year out from the GOP primaries for 2016. South Carolina is the first primary state in the south, making it a key stop for Republicans who want to be president.

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SC Tea Partiers to Host Biggest Convention Yet

Tea Party activists in South Carolina will meet at their biggest gathering yet, Jan. 17-19 in Myrtle Beach, under the theme “American Dream: An Opportunity, Not an Entitlement.”

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