TUSCUMBIA, AL: Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead has announced that Dr. Ben Carson has endorsed Dr. Larry Stutts for State Senate District 6. Dr. Stutts’ opponent in the election on Tuesday is Roger Bedford.
Dr. Carson is a well-know author and retired neurosurgeon. He was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is credited with being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head.
Dr. Carson is recognized as one of the leading conservatives in America. He became one of the most sought after conservative speakers in the country after delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. He is frequently mentioned as a Republican candidate for President in 2016 and has visited Alabama multiple times.
Chairman Bill Armistead made the following comment regarding this announcement:
“I am very excited that Dr. Carson has announced his support for Dr. Stutts. There are many similarities between the two men. They both agree that ObamaCare has been a disaster, and are committed to develop an alternative that will lower the cost of health care for all citizens. They also have the same view on the Founding Fathers’ belief that we should have citizen legislators and not career politicians. In his book, America the Beautiful, Dr. Carson explained why he decided to get involved in politics: ‘I believe it is a very good idea for physicians, scientists, engineers and others trained to make decisions based on facts and empirical data to get involved in the political arena and help guide our country.’
“America and Alabama are very fortunate to have individuals, like Dr. Carson and Dr. Stutts, who love our country and state and are willing to put themselves in the public arena, even though it comes at a personal cost to them and their family. I have come to know both Dr. Carson and Dr. Stutts in the last year and thank God for these men of character and integrity, who have seen a need and are willing to roll up their sleeves to do what they can to turn our nation around.”
Dr. Carson stated that he is delighted to make this endorsement. “Dr. Stutts is exactly the kind of person I have been traveling all over this country looking for to get involved. The people of Senate District 6 are indeed blessed to have a God-fearing man like Dr. Stutts, who I know has the character and integrity to represent the state in a way that will bring honor to the people of the district. If I were a citizen of Senate District 6, I would enthusiastically go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for Dr. Stutts. But since I can’t vote in Alabama, I am asking you to prayerfully consider voting for Dr. Stutts.”
Click here to listen to Dr. Ben Carson’s endorsement for Dr. Larry Stutts.