Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has won his first endorsement from a member of Congress.
GOP Rep. [crscore]Andy Harris[/crscore] — who, like, Carson is a physician and from Maryland — is backing the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon in the race for the White House, Carson spokeswoman Deana Bass confirmed to The Daily Caller on Wednesday.
“As a physician, veteran, congressman, and member of the House Freedom Caucus, I am proud to endorse Dr. Carson,” Harris said in a statement. “He will restore America to greatness — not as a punch line in a campaign, but as a belief in returning America to its Constitutional roots. What we saw in the debate last Saturday reminds us just how much we need someone thoughtful like Dr. Carson in the White House.”
Carson came in fourth place in the Iowa caucuses and in eighth place in New Hampshire. In an interview with The Daily Caller last week, Carson said he thinks South Carolina will be more receptive to his candidacy.
“I think it’s wide-open right now,” Carson said of the race in South Carolina. “And I’m hoping to do extremely well there.”