(WTNH) Conservative Ben Carson is expected to officially announce today that he’s making his first run ever for elected office, and he’s aiming high; the retired neurosurgeon is running for president.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, confirmed his candidacy yesterday during an interview with an Ohio television station. Today’s announcement will come in his hometown of Detroit. He’s had to cancel some appearances and interviews surrounding his announcement to travel to Texas, where Carson’s mother is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
The 63-year-old has found success as a conservative author and speaker, and as an African-American, will receive some extra attention for his candidacy, and his strong opposition to the policies of President Barack Obama.
His will be just the first additional hat thrown into the GOP presidential ring this week; also today, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina with an appearance on “Good Morning America” and the release of her new book on leadership. Later in the week, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is also expected to announce his candidacy for the White House.