Ben Carson Officially Drops Out He'll move on to chair position at My Faith Votes By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 4, 2016 4:52 PM CST 108 comments Comments In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Ben Carson speaks during an election night party in Baltimore. Carson says 'no path forward' in 2016 race after Super Tuesday results. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) (Newser) – Ben Carson has officially ended his presidential campaign, two days after unofficially ending it. Carson got a standing ovation after making the announcement during an appearance at CPAC Friday and adding that he would remain "heavily involved in trying to save the nation," NBC News reports. His new gig: He'll chair My Faith Votes, a group whose aim is convincing Christians to vote. Somewhat shockingly, the AP reports that Carson raised $58 million, more than any other Republican presidential candidate, but didn't spend it all that wisely.