• THINNING THE HERD: Scott Walker Drops Out Of 2016 Presidential Race

    GOP presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the crowded Republican presidential race for the 2016 GOP nomination on Monday evening and encouraged other presidential candidates to do the same in order to narrow the GOP field.

    “Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately,” Walker during his short speech at a press conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

    He encouraged other trailing Republican candidates to also resign from their presidential campaigns.

    “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner,” said Walker, referencing businessman Donald Trump. “This is fundamentally important to the future of our party, and, more important, the future of the country.”

    Walker, once the favorite in Iowa according to July polls, grappled with a series of early stumbles and financial woes and no longer saw a path to victory after he recently dropped to tenth place in the Real Clear Politics average.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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