GOP presidential candidates visit Alabama

Published: Aug. 25, 2015 at 10:46 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2015 at 10:46 PM CDT
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Dr. Ben Carson is one of 17 candidates running for the GOP nomination. He is back in Alabama because Alabama will be one of nine state holding a primary on March 1st.
The winner there will have a leg up on winning the nomination. In Birmingham Carson touted his conservative values and issues. Carson was raised in the inner city of Detroit by a single mother.
He eventually graduated from Yale University and medical school. The 53-year-old became a famous neurosurgeon who became known for separating conjoined twins.
Dr. Carson said right now he's more focused on getting his message out than where he stands in polls.
“It's not a sprint. And you know a lot of people tend to get excited about what's going on in August a year before the election when the next August things could be completely different. So I don't really worry about things like that, I just worry about getting the message out,” said Dr. Ben Carson, GOP Presidential Candidate.
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz  is also in Alabama right now. He's speaking at the Lincoln-Reagan dinner at the University of Alabama.
Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Face the Nation he plans to bring his campaign to Alabama as well. No word yet on when that will be.

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