The Hill: Ben Carson to join ’16 hopefuls in Iowa

Dr. Ben Carson will join fellow Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa next month at a “Freedom Summit,” a chance for the former neurosurgeon to display his presidential chops in the early caucus state.

The Jan. 24 event, co-hosted by conservative group Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), will bring together Republicans seriously considering a White House bid, including Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Carson addressed a group of Christian conservatives in the Hawkeye State last month after a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll in October showed the conservative pundit trailing only 2012 nominee Mitt Romney among likely 2016 caucusgoers. He also is reportedly planning on a trip to Israel later this month.

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