Sinclair Broadcast Group reports:
Ben Carson suspended his campaign for the GOP Presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon, bringing his outsider bid for the GOP Presidential nomination to an end, officials close to the campaign told Sinclair.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, briefly surpassed now front-runner Donald Trump in Nationals polls over the summer, but rumors of a concession speech began circulating after poor showings in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The explanation given for his Super Tuesday event being in Baltimore wasn’t that he needed to get a change of clothes. He reportedly was in town for his granddaughter’s birthday.
Ben Carson’s Official Statement
Carson’s statement released today seems to indicate he will make it official Friday at CPAC:
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.
I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America. Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interests of the American people.
I will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech on Friday at CPAC in Washington, D.C.