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DC Republican Party to Hold First in the Nation Urban State Party Straw Poll With 2016 Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson  

WASHINGTON – The DC Republican Party issued the following statement announcing their upcoming Presidential Straw Poll event with keynote speaker Dr. Ben Carson:

On Monday, July 20, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM the DC Republican Party will hold a Presidential Straw Poll at the Wonder Bread Factory located at 641 S Street, NW. 2016 Presidential Candidate Dr Ben Carson is the keynote speaker and Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day is a special guest. Other 2016 Presidential Candidates and their campaign representatives are expected to attend.  

The Chairman of the DC Republican Party, José Cunningham, stated, “Next year the DC Republican Party will hold a state convention to select 16 voting Delegates to the Republican National Convention. This straw poll could provide some indication as to how District Republicans will vote. We are grateful Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson agreed to serve as our keynote. I cannot think of a better speaker for America’s only urban Republican state party straw poll than someone who was raised in Detroit, and whose highly successful medical career in Baltimore raised him to great prominence.”

Added DC GOP Executive Director, Patrick Mara, “All the Republican Presidential candidates are invited or are welcome to send a representative to say a few words in support of their candidacy. DC Republicans are ready for an exciting night celebrating the 2016 election and making their voices heard.”

A limited number of media credentials are available for members of the press. For further information on obtaining a press credential or on the event specifically, please contact Patrick Mara at

The DC Republican Party Central Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members. It is a state party with three elected members of the 168-member Republican National Committee. In March 2016 District of Columbia Republicans will select 16 Delegates, 16 Alternate Delegates and a Presidential nominee at their state convention.   


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