Longtime Ben Carson confidant Armstrong Williams on Wednesday shut down rumors that Dr. Carson will drop out of the presidential race and run for the open U.S Senate seat in Florida.
“You’re hearing something we don’t know about, that’s why we call them rumors,” Williams told The Daily Caller.
He added, “You can quote me on this, ‘When Dr. Carson decides to end this presidential race, when that times comes, that will be his first and only stint in politics at any level.”
“He doesn’t need to do this anymore, there are other ways you can serve the country.”
The idea was originally floated on Marc Caputo’s Florida Playbook.
Carson has recently moved from his Maryland home to West Palm Beach, and would be eligible to run for [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore]’s seat.
Currently, polling shows the Republican primary is being led by Rep. [crscore]David Jolly[/crscore] and on the Democratic side — Rep. [crscore]Alan Grayson[/crscore].