Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is expected to be the Republican candidate to abandon his quest for the 2016 presidential nomination, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke to the New York Times on condition of anonymity.
With a new CNN poll showing him polling at less than one half of one percent, or effectively zero, Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
A supporter of Walker’s who was briefed on the withdrawal said the choice was based on an inability to raise money.
Walker’s withdrawal is a humiliating fall for the Republican governor who started the year at the top of the polls but has deteriorated during the rise of Donald J. Trump’s populist campaign.
Walker had three different positions on birthright citizenship alone in a week’s time, resulting in him being known as being squishy on immigration.
He refused to answer serious policy questions on the grounds that he isn’t yet president and he wasn’t aggressive enough in debates.
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