Ben Carson officially suspends 2016 campaign at CPAC

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, speaks during a campaign event at the Noah's Event Venue, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCMH)–Ben Carson officially announced that he is dropping out of the Republican race for president, several days after he released a statement following the Super Tuesday contests saying he does “not see a political path forward.”

Carson made the comment at the Conservative Political Action Conference taking place outside Washington, D.C. Ahead of Carson’s speech Friday, he was announced as the chair of My Faith Votes, a group aimed at motivating Christians to get to the ballot box, NBC News reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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