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  • In February, Ben Carson hired Amy Pass, a former Newt Gingrich fundraiser, as his national finance director — an early tip-off to his presidential plans.
  • Ben Carson finished fourth in this year’s CPAC straw poll, ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • In 2013, when Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Ben Carson about a 2016 presidential run, Carson said that “if the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it” he would.