Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s campaign was shaken up Thursday by the resignation of three of his most senior staffers — as the former neurosurgeon sees a drop in poll numbers and is raking in more donations than his GOP rivals.
Communications Director Doug Watts told Fox News in a statement that he and campaign manager Barry Bennett had resigned from the campaign.
“Barry Bennett and I have resigned from the Carson campaign effective immediately,” Watts said. “We respect the candidate and we have enjoyed helping him go from far back in the field to top-tier status” . . .
The resignations come just after the Carson camp announced that they had brought in $23 million in donations in the fourth quarter, surpassing all other Republicans, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who had brought in $20 million.
“Having just announced raising $23m(illion) for the 4th Q(uarter), more than any other Republican candidate, and passing 1 million contributions and over 600 K unique donors since March, we are proud of our efforts for Dr. Carson and we wish him and his campaign the best of luck,” Watts said. (Read more from “Ben Carson’s Campaign Is Kicking off the New Year in a Horrible Way – This Won’t Be Easy for Him to Recover From” HERE)