Retired US doctor Ben Carson to seek Republican presidential nomination

WASHINGTON - Retired physician Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

"I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an interview with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Carson, 63, who is popular with the populist conservative Tea Party movement, plans to make an announcement in Detroit on Monday.