Carson to announce new job with Christian group
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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is set to announce he has a new job during his Conservative Political Action Conference address on Friday near Washington.

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Carson, who announced earlier this week that he sees no “political path forward” in his White House campaign has accepted a job as national chairman of My Faith Votes, a nonpartisan organization focused on getting Christian voters to the polls. 

“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 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,” he continued. “When we do vote, We The People will once again solidify our commitment to the Judeo-Christian values upon which our nation was founded.” 

The Republican has yet to officially end his presidential campaign, but has struggled in the polls since a brief surge last autumn. He has leaned heavily on his faith on the campaign trail and has connected with evangelical voters despite performing poorly in initial primary contests.