House conservatives tried to recruit retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for speaker of the House in 2014, the Republican presidential candidate told The Hill on Thursday. "They were looking for an alternative, they were looking for someone strong and courageous who might really be able to add some spine and some backbone," Carson told The Hill. "I was very flattered that there were several members that thought I'd fit the bill very well, but I think it played out correctly the way that it did." [Read More]
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