Scott Walker will announce he is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination during a press conference today at 6 p.m.
Mr. Walker makes this decision amid falling poll numbers and poor performance in the GOP debates. Mr. Walker did not register a single percentage point among Republican and Republican-leaning Independents according to a CNN/ORC poll revealed on Sunday.
An unnamed supporter of Mr. Walker attributes the decision to money, stating that “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.” Mr. Walker’s poor performance in the GOP debates resulted in doubt from his top financial backers. His top two backers expressed concern over the direction of his campaign, pressuring him to shake up is campaign staff. In addition, they struggled to get potential donors to attend a fundraising event last Thursday in a New York City apartment.
Previously the frontrunner in the GOP field earlier this spring, Mr. Walker’s poll numbers peaked at 25% among likely Republican voters in February.
Walker is also the author of Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.
Article written by Greg Dallas, Conservative Book Club Intern.
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