- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 5, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Thursday that although he supports his campaign’s release of a rap ad, he “probably would have taken a little different approach” to target black voters.

In the 60-second radio ad, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon’s voice plays over the music of little-known Atlanta rapper Aspiring Mogul, Mashable reported.

“If we want to get America back on track, we gotta vote Ben Carson as a matter of fact,” Aspiring Mogul raps in the ad.

Asked by CNN why his campaign chose to use rap to target black voters, Mr. Carson said, “There are people in the campaign who felt that that was a good way to do things. And, you know, they’re entitled to their opinions about such things.”

When asked what he thought personally of the ad, the Republican front-runner said, “You know, I support, you know, them in doing that. But, you know, I probably would have taken a little different approach.”

Mr. Carson’s $150,000 radio ad buy, called “Freedom,” will air for two weeks in Miami; Atlanta; Houston; Detroit; Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; and Little Rock, Arkansas, ABC News reported.


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