Carson Campaign Cuts More Than 50 Jobs To Tighten Budget

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February 4, 2016 10:31 a.m.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s presidential campaign plans to cut more than 50 paid staffers, according to a Thursday report from The Washington Post.

Carson’s campaign, which was once considered a real challenge to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, plans to cut loose employees in field operations and at its Virginia headquarters, according to the report. Senior aides, such as retired Army general Robert F. Dees, are expected to remain.

Carson adviser Armstrong Williams told the Post that the decision was on the table for weeks, but the campaign wanted to wait until after the Iowa caucuses.

“One issue for a while has been too much infrastructure and he has decided to fully address it so that he can sustain his campaign until the convention,” Williams told the Post.

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