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Tea Party Favorite Will Reportedly Take a Big Step Toward Announcing a White House Bid This Weekend

"...so many clamoring for me to do it."

The Washington Monument is seen behind White House on July 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama and top lawmakers raced against the clock Sunday in hopes of hammering out a deal that would avert a disastrous US debt default and a downgrade in its credit rating. Obama, his Democratic allies, and his Republican foes have been hunting for a breakthrough deal that would ensure the world's richest nation will have cash to pay its bills past a midnight Tuesday (0400 GMT Wednesday) deadline. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Tea Party favorite Ben Carson plans to air a 40-minute-long ad this weekend introducing himself to the American people, a source told ABC News.

Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, will reportedly air the documentary titled "A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America" in 22 states and Washington, D.C.

Ben Carson Pediatric neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson speaks to hundreds of high school students about his struggles living in poverty and growing up in Detroit, Mich. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center in Benton Harbor, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

According to ABC News, the film will highlight the conservative firebrand's childhood and how he transitioned from growing up poor with a single mother to becoming the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

Carson acknowledged last month in an interview that he is considering making a bid for the White House in 2016.

"I think I have to consider that," he said, "with so many clamoring for me to do it."

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