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Mrs. Carson Will Be in Birmingham to Speak to the Alabama Federation of Republican Women Convention

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) is hosting their Biennial Convention this weekend in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.

The event begins on Friday with a special Campaign Workshop on Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with .

Alabama Federation of Republican Women President Frances Taylor said in a statement, “Ms. Robichaud specializes in campaign strategy, earned media, direct mail, voter contact programs and fundraising.  As a fund-raiser Holly has set records for statewide, Congressional and local campaigns, and Political Action Committees.”

Candy Carson and Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day will join the AFRW Friday night for their dinner event.

President Taylor said, “We have two special guests for dinner on Friday night:  Mrs. Ben Carson and Sharon Day, Co-Chair, RNC.  Mrs. Carson is also traveling with a group of singers who will provide us entertainment during the dinner.  This is a great opportunity to meet both of these powerful women and to help support the AFRW.”

candy-carsonSharon Day will be the keynote speaker at the Hilton Birmingham Hotel at Perimeter Park on Hwy 280.   Day was first elected RNC Co-Chair in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 and 2015. Day has recruited numerous successful candidates and has made bringing more women and minorities into the Republican Party a priority.

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Ben and Candy Carson have been married for 40 years and have three children and two grand- children together.  Mrs. Carson is the co-author of three of the Carsons’ bestselling books.  Mrs. Carson worked in trust administration, insurance, and real estate and has a master’s degree in business from Johns Hopkins.  Mrs. Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit and attended Yale University on scholarship, where she triple-majored in music, psychology and pre-med.  She is an accomplished musician who played violin for the Yale Symphony and the Yale Bach Society and conducted the University of Maryland Medical Center Chamber Players.  She even formed a string quartet with her three sons.  She has been outspoken about her Christian faith.

Most polls show Dr. Ben Carson running in second behind only Donald Trump at this point in the race for the nomination.

The AFRW is offering the campaign workshop which includes lunch and campaign materials for only $43.19.

To sign up for the event visit:

To purchase dinner with Day and Mrs. Carson visit:

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Taylor said, “On behalf of the AFRW, we welcome you to both events and hope that you will be able to join us as we learn more about campaigning from one of the nation’s leading experts and hear from two leaders in the political community.”

The event will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Hotel at Perimeter Park on Hwy 280.

(Original reporting by Michelle Malkin for ‘National Review’ contributed to this report.)


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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