By Nia-Malika Henderson Senior Political Reporter

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Ben Carson doesn’t “see a political path forward” in the Republican presidential nomination process, and will not attend Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, he said in a statement.

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Carson and his aides reached the decision after a staff meeting Wednesday morning in Baltimore after a disappointing finish on Super Tuesday.

Carson said he’s not planning on formal suspending his presidential campaign and will go into more detail during an appearance at the

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Conservative Political Action Committee Conference on Friday.

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