Retired surgeon, Ben Carson has joined the US Presidential race, seeking the presidential ticket of the Republican Party.
He made the announcement on Monday in his hometown of Detroit, telling his rally: “I’m Ben Carson and I’m a candidate for president.”
The former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins hospital has never run for public office. But he’s a star among some conservatives and will try to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign.
Carson is also expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the race.
Carson is the author of popular book, Gifted Hands and Think Big
He is the second White House hopeful to get into the Republican race Monday. Former technology executive Carly Fiorina declared her intent to run earlier in the day.