Saturday, August 29th, 2015
GOP presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson explains his views on tax policy to "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace on Aug. 16, 2015.

Carson cuts own path in pursuit of GOP nomination

The field for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination includes members of political dynasties, a developer turned reality TV star and two candidates who have not won any other office.

Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, is one of the two GOP hopefuls with complete outsider status. Today, we look at our checks on claims he has made as part of our weekly series looking at candidates from both sides of the aisle.

The Latest from PolitiFact Georgia

Half-True

No doubt of growth but little evidence of specifics

True

Many urban dwellers sweet on idea of backyard chickens

True

Rate fluctuates but is up

Mostly True

The goal is uniform standards promoting professionalism

Mostly True

Details are the stumbling blocks

True

Switching potties isn't paltry on the savings

True

Church shooting labeled early as "hate crime"