Dr. Carson's message of healing and uniting our nation rings true
in Maine, home of Margaret Chase Smith
Augusta – The Maine Republican Party today has announced that Dr. Ben Carson has qualified for the March 5, 2016 Presidential Nominating Caucus Ballot.
Dr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, author of eight books and recipient of 67 honorary doctorate degrees, submitted his filing to the Maine Republican Party on December 1, 2015.
State Senator Tom Saviello, the Maine State Chair for the Carson America campaign, said, “I support Dr. Carson because I believe our nation needs a steady hand at the helm. Dr. Carson's calm demeanor and intelligent approach show me he will surround himself with the best and brightest as he works to heal and unite our nation.”
Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett welcomed Dr. Carson to the Maine ballot by drawing a parallel between Dr. Carson's message and Maine's tradition of providing strong, sensible leadership in times of national distress.
“From Margaret Chase Smith's 'Declaration of Conscience' speech more than 60 years ago, right through to our current representatives in Washington D.C., Maine has a tradition of strong, moral statecraft on the national state. Dr. Carson's message is consistent with that tradition, and we welcome him to the Maine caucus,” said Mr. Bennett.
"I am honored to qualify for Maine's Presidential Nominating Caucus, and I am grateful for the many Mainers who continue to support our campaign,” said Dr. Carson. “The conservative movement in Maine is reflective of the grassroots movement our campaign has inspired across the country – a passionate, freedom loving movement determined to constrain the ever-expanding reach of the federal government. Our country is at a crossroads, but united together, We the People can Heal, Inspire and Revive this great nation."
The Maine GOP Presidential Nominating Caucus will be held Saturday, March 5th, from 9 AM until 7 PM at sites across the state of Maine. Candidates will compete for a direct allocation of delegate votes to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Republican candidate for President of the United States will be officially nominated.