My Faith Votes, a nonpartisan group, picks him to help get more souls to the polls.
Retired neurosurgeon and inactive Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is highly regarded among conservative evangelical voters, will now shepherd their flock.
Days after he declared there was “no path forward” for his White House bid, Carson reportedly has been chosen national chairman for My Faith Votes, described as a non-partisan organization designed to engage Christians in the political process. Politico reports he’ll announce the move in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference gathering later this afternoon.
“Nothing is more important to me than my personal faith, and it is my faith that motivated me to be involved in the political process to begin with,” Carson said in a statement provided to Politico. “I believe Christians in this country can easily determine the next president of the United States and all other national and local leaders, should they simply show up at the polls.”
When faith voters act, “We The People will once again solidify our commitment to the Judeo-Christian values upon which our nation was founded,” according to the statement.
His new career comes just three days after Carson, who left the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses in fourth place with 9.3 percent of the vote, didn’t capture a single delegate in the crucial, 11-state Super Tuesday primaries a month later, finishing dead last among five GOP candidates.
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