A Republican presidential candidate who at one point in the race was holding his own against Donald Trump has signaled that he’s getting out of the race. CNN reports that Ben Carson said he doesn’t “see a political path forward” and will skip Thursday’s GOP debate, scheduled for Carson’s home town of Detroit.
Carson “stopped short of saying he was officially leaving the race,” CNN notes. The report adds: “The retired neurosurgeon and his aides reached the decision after a staff meeting Wednesday morning in Baltimore following a disappointing finish on Super Tuesday.”
The report quotes Carson campaign chairman Bob Dees, in an email to supporters, saying the “political efforts must come to a close.”