Gov. Scott Walker Dropping from Presidential Race

Scott Walker
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Eureka, Ill. In dire need of a spark to rescue his limping presidential campaign, Walker is turning to the issue that first thrust him into the national spotlight four years ago, fighting unions. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

(WBAY) Gov. Scott Walker will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. in Madison, according to a campaign advisory sent to media outlets.

The New York Times and numerous other media outlets are reporting that Gov. Walker is ending his 2016 run for the White House. After a strong start to his campaign, the governor has fallen in recent Republican polls.

The latest CNN/ORC poll showed Walker had support of less than 1 half a percentage point.

The Times quotes three Republicans familiar with the governor, speaking on condition of anonymity.

One source said the governor’s decision is based on money.

Gov. Walker would become the second Republican candidate to end his campaign for 2016. Former Texas governor Rick Perry previously dropped out of the race.

The news conference will be held at the Edgewater hotel at 5 p.m.

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