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CNN Announced Ben Carson Taking a ‘Break’ from 2016 -- Then the Doctor Spoke Up


Ben Carson Campaigns In Iowa One Day Ahead Of Caucuses
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson will be taking a short break from the campaign trail.

Carson's shock announcement was first revealed by CNN's Chris Moody, who tweeted the following as Iowa voters were entering their Caucus sites:

CNN even took it on air:

But the break may have been a "scheduled" one, per The Washington Post's Bob Costa, who also tweeted:

That was confirmed by Lisa Desjardins of PBS:

Carson himself retweeted one of his staffers putting a damper on the news:

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Moody also sent a new tweet once the news was out:

Carson is expected to come in fourth place in Iowa, per a Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll conducted over the weekend.

While the news reports aren't quite clear just yet, it looks like the Carson obituary rumors shouldn't be published just yet.

Editor's Note: This story was updated after publishing.

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