Retired surgeon and Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t “see a path forward,” according to reports from the Washington Post. It is expected he will officially end his presidential campaign when he speaks at CPAC, The Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
Dr. Carson posted a message on his campaign website:
“I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit. Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation.”
This doesn’t appear it will have any great impact on the GOP race, but the Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio campaigns will be scrambling for his supporters, especially Rubio, who needs to win his home state of Florida, where he is nearly 20 points behind Donald Trump.
Analysts on MSNBC were saying sources behind the scenes are trying to position Dr. Carson for a different political office, some suggesting Carson should run for Rubio’s Senate seat. But right now that is all speculation.
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