Ben Carson's New Hampshire super PAC staffers just quit to volunteer for Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson
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All five paid New Hampshire staffers of the Ben Carson 2016 Committee, a super PAC supporting the retired neurosurgeon's Republican presidential bid, have quit to volunteer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), WMUR reports.

"We hold Dr. Carson in the highest regard," said Jerry Sickles, one of the staffers. "This is a man we revere, but we think it is important that our party nominate a conservative and get behind a single conservative who can win, and we strongly believe that candidate is Ted Cruz."

The super PAC is operated independently of Carson's campaign, which recently lost its manager and communications director.

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