Former Carson campaign manager predicts another candidate will likely win nomination

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Ben Carson's Ex-Campaign Manager: Trump Will Win Nomination

Barry Bennett, who resigned Dec. 31 as the manager of Dr. Ben Carson's presidential campaign, said Wednesday that Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee "unless something cataclysmic happens."

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"All you've got to do is compare the size of everyone's rallies," Bennett, who blamed his exit on in-fighting, told CNN. "Donald trump is having ten-, twelve-thousand people show up at rallies, and a lot of these guys are having five or six people show up at their events in Iowa."

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Carson, a retired neurosurgeon running as a Republican, briefly eclipsed the New York real estate mogul in polling in November. Yet, amid a series of missteps that culminated in the exit of Bennett and communications director Doug Watts, Carson, a political novice, has faced falling poll numbers while Trump continues to dominate the field.

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Former Carson campaign manager predicts another candidate will likely win nomination

Jim Webb: Dropped out in September after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Rick Perry: Dropped out in September after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Lincoln Chafee: Dropped out in October after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Lawrence Lessig: Dropped out in November after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Bobby Jindal: Dropped out in November after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Lindsey Graham: Dropped out in December after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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George Pataki: Dropped out in December after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Mike Huckabee: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Rand Paul: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Martin O'Malley: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Democratic party nomination.

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Rick Santorum: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Carly Fiorina: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Chris Christie: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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"The establishment can fret about it all they want," Bennett said of Trump's continued dominance in the race, "but this is the new reality."

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