Dr. Ben Carson Wins ‘Corn Straw Poll’ at Iowa Latino Heritage Festival

Dr. Ben Carson Wins ‘Corn Straw Poll’ at Iowa Latino Heritage Festival

2016 Committee increases outreach to Latino voters with Spanish translation of Carson book


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MERRIFIELD, Virginia, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The 2016 Committee, a political action committee raising awareness and support for Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, congratulates Dr. Carson for winning the “corn straw poll” at the 2015 Iowa Latino Heritage Festival on Sept. 27.

“Dr. Carson is a unique political candidate who can unite Americans of all racial and ethnic backgrounds,” said John Phillip Sousa IV, chairman of The 2016 Committee. “His strong performance among Latino voters, who play an increasingly important role in presidential elections, is evidence that he is the best choice for the Republican nomination and the presidency, and informs our decision to ramp up our outreach to the Hispanic community.”

The corn straw poll was conducted by the Republican Party of Polk County during Iowa’s annual Latino Heritage Festival, which took place Sept. 26 and 27 in Des Moines. Poll participants vote for their favorite candidate using corn kernels. Dr. Carson won the poll with more than 20 percent of the votes.

In expanding its continued outreach to the Latino community, the 2016 Committee recently ordered 50,000 Spanish-language copies of Sousa’s book, “Ben Carson Rx for America,” which the Committee’s grassroots volunteers will distribute in their communities to spread the word about Dr. Carson’s inspiring vision for a stronger, healthier and freer United States of America.

About the 2016 Committee

The 2016 Committee is a political action committee raising awareness of and support for Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. For more information, visit www.2016committee.org or connect on Twitter @DraftRunBenRun or Facebook/RunBenRun.org.

Dr. Ben Carson Wins ‘Corn Straw Poll’ at Iowa Latino Heritage Festival