Dr. Ben Carson Sets 2016 Announcement Date in Detroit

Ben Carson arrives to speak during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
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From The Hill:

Dr. Ben Carson (R) will make an announcement about his presidential plans on May 4 in his home town of Detroit, Michigan.

Carson was the first serious Republican contender to launch a presidential exploratory committee and he’s been staffing up, leading many to believe that he intends to launch his presidential campaign in the announcement at the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts early next month.

The city of Detroit has special significance for Carson.

He grew up in poverty in the Motor City, the son of a single struggling mother. The story of how he rose from those humble beginnings to become one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world is a critical component of his biography and has endeared him to millions of supporters.

There’s also a high school of science and medicine in Detroit that bears Carson’s name.

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