[Update: Walker formally announced he’d drop his 2016 bid on Monday afternoon. Read our story on his announcement here.]
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.”
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) September 21, 2015