CNN reports that Dr. Ben Carson is suspending his campaign and will not participate in the next presidential debate on Thursday:
Ben Carson doesn’t “see a political path forward” in the Republican presidential nomination process, and will not attend Thursday’s GOP presidential debate in his hometown of Detroit, he said in a statement. …
In an email to supporters, campaign chairman Bob Dees said the “political efforts must come to a close.”
I don’t expect Carson’s withdrawal to have a significant effect on the campaign. It is hard to say where his supporters are likely to go, but by the end there weren’t enough of them to matter, especially since they likely will fragment among the remaining candidates.