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Rubio and Bush steer clear of questioning Carson's past



Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush aren't rushing to criticize Ben Carson, whose past has come under scrutiny in recent days.

"I know everything I need to know about Carson. He came from a poor family-became one of the most renowned neurosurgeons." Rubio told ABC News on Monday.

“I believe him to be true ... I admire the guy a lot,” Bush said Friday on Fox News. “We can all be vetted. I feel like I’ve been thoroughly vetted, to be honest with you, and that’s part of the process of running for president, but it ought to be done in an intellectually honest way and a thoughtful way and if he says that he didn’t do something then I trust him, I believe him. If it’s between Politico and Ben Carson, put me under the Ben Carson column please."

[Last modified: Monday, November 9, 2015 7:02pm]


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