Scott Walker Is Reportedly Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

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Scott Walker is preparing to announce that he is dropping out of the race for the White House. The New York Times reports three Republicans confirmed the decision:

“The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.”

The Wisconsin governor, who is polling at less than one-half of 1 percent, will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. central time.

A perfect time for Walker to start focusing his attention on this other little problem.

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