Neurosurgeon Ben Carson plans to go straight to Iowa after announcing his plans for the 2016 presidential race, his political organization said Monday.
Carson will spend May 4-6 in cities across Iowa — the state that holds the first in the nation presidential caucuses — to “discuss health care, education and the economy.”
The former Johns Hopkins brain surgeon, who is formally exploring a run for president as a Republican, is expected to announce his entry into the presidential race earlier in the day on May 4 in his hometown of Detroit.
After making his announcement, Carson will hold an event that week at The IOWA Clinic in West Des Moines. He will also hold a joint town hall meeting with Iowa Republican Rep. Rod Blum in Cedar Rapids and attend a meet and greet at St. Ambrose College in Davenport.
Carson has never run for office before and is expected to portray himself as an outsider in a Republican primary.