MERRIFIELD, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has announced a video contest to spread the word about why Dr. Carson should run for the 2016 Republican nomination. There will be three winning videos, chosen based on the number of Facebook “likes” they receive. Winners will receive their choice of a Silver iPad Air™ or a Microsoft Surface™.
“We’re excited to launch this video competition to let the American people make their voices heard in clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president,” said Vernon Robinson, the Committee’s campaign director. “We need a principled leader in the White House in 2016, and these videos will let the world know Americans believe Dr. Carson is that leader.”
Participants are encouraged to create their video, upload it to YouTube and send the URL to contest@RunBenRun.org, to be uploaded to the Committee’s Facebook page. Contestants must gather as many “likes” as they can by spreading the word to family and friends. All videos will be posted to the Facebook page between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET once they have been submitted. The three submissions that garner the most Facebook “likes” will win. All entries must be submitted by midnight onFriday, May 30. Winners will be declared on Monday, June 9.
The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee delivers roughly 4,000 petitions to Dr. Carson each week from Americans who want him to run. In January, Dr. Carson overwhelmingly won the Linn County, Iowa, midterm caucus straw poll with 87 percent of the votes. He also finished strong in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw polls. In a recent poll of thousands of Tea Party activists, 77 percent of respondents said they support Dr. Carson.
Since its founding in August 2013, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee has raised more than $5 million – outpacing the fundraising efforts of the Ready for Hillary PAC. Nearly 75,000 individuals have contributed to the campaign and more than 10,000 volunteers have joined the effort.
About the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee
The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee is a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. It was founded by John Philip Sousa IV and Vernon Robinson, and works to raise awareness of Dr. Carson’s qualifications and to engage grassroots conservative activists in clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president.