CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the last major Republican candidate to file his paperwork for the New Hampshire primary.
Carson plans to stop by the Statehouse on Friday at 11:30 a.m. to greet supporters and fill out his paperwork. Friday is the final day for candidates to file if they want to appear on the ballot in the February primary.
Carson is near or at the top of most polls, but he rarely campaigns in New Hampshire. His trip to the Statehouse is his only stop in the state, and he’s scheduled to appear in Iowa less than three hours later.
Carson now receives Secret Service protection, meaning security will be much higher at the Statehouse for his filing than for other candidates.