Money Calls – Ben Carson Suspends Campaign to Sell his New Book

You wouldn’t have Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson to kick around any more… well, at least for the next two weeks. The Republican is suspending his campaign to promote his new book.

Can you say priorities?

According to ABC News, Carson has put his public campaign events on hold to focus on fundraising events and stops to promote his new book, A More Perfect Union. He is scheduled to hold book signings next week in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

Carson’s last public event was a health care town hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 2. He will not appear at a public campaign event again until the next Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado, on Oct. 28.

Carson’s campaign staff will not travel with him while he’s on his book tour to avoid the unsavory image that he’s using his presidential bid to make money, a spokesman told ABC. But there are legal issues at hand, too. Federal law prohibits candidates from using campaign resources to profit personally.