Gov. Scott Walker said to be dropping out of presidential race

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[Update: Walker formally announced he’d drop his 2016 bid on Monday afternoon. Read our story on his announcement here.]

Gov. Scott Walker formally drops out of 2016 presidential race[Update 9/22]: Following a rapid decline in the polls, Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday he’ll drop his bid for the Read…

Gov. Scott Walker is expected to back out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, sources close to his campaign disclosed to The New York Times Monday.

Walker will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. His campaign did not reveal specifics on what he would be addressing.

Walker’s poll ratings — which not long ago were the highest in Iowa among the GOP field — have dropped in recent weeks.

Donors have also publicly expressed concerns over his campaign and were hoping for a strong debate performance from him last week.

Most pundits, however, agreed Walker didn’t meet those expectations. After the debate, Politico wrote Walker’s campaign was on “life support.”

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This article was published Sep 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm and last updated Sep 22, 2015 at 12:16 am

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