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Or Many Other Conservatives
The rest of the presidential candidates were not invited because they did not fit Ericson's personal criteria.
Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was not invited to attend the meeting. In June, RedState said Carson was "unfit to be president" due to his ties to a controversial supplement company.
Erickson didn't invite former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum because he was "rude." Ohio Gov. John Kasich was not invited due to his decision to expand Medicaid. Also not invited or opting not to attend were U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.