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Scott Walker Drops Out of Presidential Race

According to multiple media reports, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will drop out of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The sudden announcement is expected to be made official during a 6 PM EST speech in Madison, Wisconsin. The decision comes after Walker plummeted from the top of the polls to less than one half of one percent in the most recent CNN poll.

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Walker is the second Republican to drop out of the race after former Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race earlier this month.

Watch live stream video of Walker’s press conference from Madison, Wisconsin below, via NBC News:

UPDATE – 5:44 P.M. EST Robert Costa of The Washington Post, had a phone call with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, where he got his thoughts on Walker’s departure from the competition:

UPDATE – 6:05 P.M. EST DNC spokesperson TJ Helmstetter had this to say about Walker’s withdrawal:

From the beginning, Walker’s campaign showcased the unabashed hostility that the Republican field has for working people, the middle class, immigrants, and women. No matter which Republican emerges as this reality show’s victor, voters will ultimately reject the Republican nominee’s jaw-dropping determination to cater to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

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