Ben Carson says he will go for presidential nomination

Republican Ben Carson announces his presidential candidacy during a television interview

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, being the fourth candidate from the Republican Party.

Carson is the senator from the Republican Party to announce his presidential campaign after Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

"I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," said Carson during an interview with a Florida television.

Ben Carson said he plans to make an announcement in Detroit on Monday.

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