Ben Carson

$64.1M raised (Out)

Republican, retired neurosurgeon

As a political newcomer, Carson has put together an impressive fundraising system driven by strong grassroots support.

Oil & gas

T. Boone Pickens

T. Boone Pickens

  • Oil & gas magnate
  • Top issues
  • Deregulating oil & gas

The oil tycoon was one of Bush's earliest backers, but lately he’s expressed more interest in Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, per NBC. He told CNN Jeb appeared to be “running in molasses.”

Ben Carson relies mainly on small donors

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