January 14, 2016

After Ben Carson told CNN that he's not going to be "so polite" in today's debate and that his campaign has "extra pep" in their steps, his finance chair just resigned.

The man at the center of much of Ben Carson's campaign turmoil resigned Thursday, capping weeks of departures and in-fighting inside the team for the one-time Republican front-runner. Carson campaign finance chairman Dean Parker submitted his resignation, the Carson campaign announced.

"Dean has been a valued member of my campaign team and a trusted friend; I appreciate and honor Dean's tireless efforts on behalf of saving America," Carson said in a statement. "Our significant fundraising success has been due, in large part, to Dean's dedication and commitment to 'We the People."

Politico reported Thursday on griping inside the Carson campaign over Parker's acceptance of a $20,000 monthly fee for leading fundraising efforts and spending on consultants.

"While current allegations towards me are misrepresentations, my primary goal is to help Dr. Carson save our nation," Parker said in a statement. "I am excited about the growing momentum behind him and look forward to even greater days ahead."

Even though Carson is grifting the heck out of his base of supporters, his campaign has been falling apart at the seams.

He's spiraling towards oblivion in the GOP presidential primaries so it will be interesting if he can be much more aggressive towards the other candidates on stage later this evening.

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