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Ben Carson back in Florida for 'fresh clothes'

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February

Ben Carson's poor showing in Iowa had him running to Florida -- for "fresh clothes."

"After spending 18 consecutive days on the campaign trail, Dr. Carson needs to go home and get a fresh set of clothes," campaign spokesman Larry Ross said in a statement Monday night. "He will be departing Des Moines later tonight to avoid the snow storm and will be back on the trail Wednesday. We look forward to tonight's caucus results and to meaningful debates in New Hampshire and South Carolina."

On CNN today, Carson confirmed he would be back on the trail soon and added that it was nice to sleep in his own bed.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:42pm]

    

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