Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Associated Press and New York Times report, citing unnamed sources.
Walker has reportedly scheduled a news conferred for 6 pm ET in Madison, Wisc.
The New York Times reports that Walker doesn’t have enough money to continue. According to the Times, a supporter said Walker decided “not to limp into Iowa” bereft of cash.
Walker’s fall has been precipitous. After leading for months in Iowa, his numbers declined steadily as Donald Trump entered the race and stole any thunder Walker might have generated. Meantime, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson snatched conservative and moderate support that might have gone to the Wisconsin governor. On April 1, he topped Jeb Bush as the front-runner, 17.3 percent to 17 percent. Now he’s at just 1.8 percent on the RealClearPolitics average.
Walker’s performances in the two debates so far also failed to distinguish him from the pack and generate passion among his supporters.