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Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Barry Bennett, Ben Carson’s campaign manager (pictured above): “No one’s going to vote for an abrasive asshole.”

Terri Conley, a psychologist: “It seems that as a culture we have decided that sex is something dangerous and to be feared.”

Julie Kerr, a Christian who is saving herself for the woman she’ll marry: “It’s too bad that a lot of Christians are judgmental. They’re missing the point.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)