A/V: Carson Rally at Cedarville University

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson speaks to attendees at a rally held for the Republican presidential candidate at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio on Tuesday afternoon.

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson made a campaign swing through southeast Ohio on Tuesday to help bolster his rising favorability polling numbers after a respectable showing during last week's second GOP debate. Sandwiched between a morning event in the Cincinnati surburb of Sharonville and an evening Right to Life Foundation fundraiser in Dayton, he paid a visit to the campus of Cedarville University located in the shared named Greene County village. The Baptist evangelical school provided the appropriate backdrop for Carson to share views on his life, faith and  politics to the capacity crowd assembled in the Dixon Ministry Center's Jeremiah Chapel. Prior to the start of the rally, Dr. Carson took questions from media members outside that venue during a 15-minute press availability where he further elaborated about comments made during a Sunday interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet the Press television program concerning religious criteria for presidential contenders .