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Carson Speaks at Tea Party Town Hall Event in Texas

NE Tarrant County Tea Party hosting Saturday event

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    GOP Candidate Ben Carson Attends Tea Party Event in Irving

    Retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the latest candidate to visit the Lone Star State days before Super Tuesday. (Published Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016)

    Retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the latest candidate to visit the Lone Star State days before Super Tuesday.

    The Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party invited Carson to speak at a town hall event in Irving Saturday.

    According to Carson's website, the free event at The Westin DFW North was sold out.

    The ballroom had a capacity of more than 300, and about 200 additional people had lined up outside, hoping to get a ticket in.

    During the 45 minute speech, Carson outlined his plans to combat terrorism, rebuild the military and cut the national debt.

    His wife Candy also spoke to supporters hoping to connect with voters one on one.

    Amy Martin saw him speak once before and said Carson’s honesty won her over.

    “I think he's an amazing man I think his moral integrity is important to me,” said Martin.

    The reality however is that Carson has been lackluster and the Republican debate performances. He's trailing behind Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

    Carson is in town trying to drum up delegates.

    “There are a lot of people in Texas with common sense so I think we will do better than expected," said Carson.

    Carson heads to Houston for an event Saturday afternoon and ends the day in Colorado.

    During an appearance Friday at a conference of religious broadcasters in Nashville Carson said "let's pray that it can work for America" if Donald Trump becomes the GOP nominee.

    Carson stressed that he isn't dropping out of the race, despite a string of poor primary results.

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