Update: Scott Walker just dropped out of the race. Amid sinking poll numbers in the 2016 republican primary, Scott Walker is hitting the panic button, canceling a number of events around the nation to place all his focus on just two primary states in a panicked attempt at saving his campaign from freefall. Walker was scheduled to appear in Michigan and California this week on a brand-building trip, but has since blown off the entire schedule. Is this the beginning of the end for the single-digit-polling candidate?
Walker is the governor of Wisconsin, where he has faced bitter battles with teachers, has been criticized for comparing unions to ISIS, and was nearly bounced out of office early on a recall vote. After two lackluster performances in the republican debates, he now finds himself with at 3% in the republican primary polls. That places him in ninth place within his own party and puts him in danger of not qualifying for the next debate.
Now Walker and his campaign are retreating the to the early-primary states of Iowa and South Carolina, giving up on any hope of a nationwide strategy in favor of betting his few remaining chips on just the two states. Read the full New York Times story on Walker’s collapse and cancellations here. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution: