Republican Ben Carson raised $20 million in latest quarter: campaign

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Posted: Sep 30, 2015 9:24 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s campaign has raised $20 million since July, a campaign spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

That brings the total raised since Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, launched his campaign for the 2016 presidential election in May, to some $30 million.

Carson saw a fund-raising bump after making a statement that he does not think a Muslim can be president because their faith is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. Carson’s coffers saw a $500,000 increase after the remarks were made on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” bringing his September fundraising total over $10 million, NBC reported.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh and Ginger Gibson; Editing by Peter Cooney)