Scott Walker, polling at 3% nationally, cancels campaign events in multiple states

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:




49 Comments

  1. Toby on September 20, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Welcome back to Wisconsin. We’ll take one for the team.

  2. Sebastian G. Oliver on September 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Hopefully he’ll be gone soon.

  3. Dave Anderson on September 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Now who will the Kroch brothers throw their money at???

    • Thomas Cincotta on October 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      He knew he’s dumb and had no chance. He might be as dumb as Paln or the dingbat from Minnesota, oh yeah, Bacdhmann…………….

  4. Elaine on September 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    You can’t blame him for the second debate. The moderators didn’t ask him a question for the first 44 minutes!! I think he might have gotten three questions.

  5. Helen Levorson on September 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    With so many ugly, nasty, rude comments about a person, one would think Scott Walker committed a crime. Both of the debates were very unfair to most of the candidates, except Trump, Bush, Christy, Paul and maybe a couple others. These guys used the time bashing each other instead of talking about the issues. There were too many on stage for a fair debate. The last debate was especially bad for bashing! It gave hardly any time to Walker, Huckabee, and Kasich. I think it’s time these debates focus on the issues. Every candidate gets the same question and all the same set minutes of minutes to answer with their plan on how he/she would deal with it. Did anyone else notice the weird faces Trump made every time someone “accused” him of something he said or did? That is a childish way to act and it is a sign of guilt. He was rude by trying to butt in and “clear” himself of said issue. Whoever thinks he is the right candidate better stop and think about it. Do we want him saying things that would embarrass the USA like the nasty things he has said about Carly Fiorina? He has no clue hoe to act like a diplomat of any kind, much less the leader of this great country. We want someone with class who can bring our country back to what it once was, someone who has ideas of how to deal with issues and not just throw out an idea with no substance. Next debate, LISTEN to and WATCH these people to see who has class. There are at least a half dozen who can deal with issues and know how to act.

    • Dan johansen on September 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      He has. Multiple times. Hence the investigations that only go away in front of conservative judges. When Walker is questioned about issues he either waffles, gives clearly canned answers that only hint at answering a question directly or just looks confused and scared. He’s a mediocre county executive that rose way too far on a wave of tea party money. He’ll be lucky to even win reelection as governor. The people have seen enough of his lies, divisiveness and misrepresentation.

  6. Lance W. on September 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Helen, I agree with you about Trump’s childishness. And I agree with you about how ridiculous the debates are. However, there is absolutely nothing I like about Scott Walker or anything he stands for. I think he would be an abominable choice for Republican candidate — except for the fact that if he were, it would ensure a Democratic landslide victory.

  7. Lance W. on September 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Helen, I agree with you about Trump’s childishness. And I agree with you about how ridiculous the debates are. However, there is absolutely nothing I like about Scott Walker or anything he stands for. I think he would be an abominable choice for Republican candidate — except for the fact that if he were, it would ensure a Democratic landslide victory.

  8. Jim Carol Bryant on September 21, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Yea!!!!

  9. Chris Niblack on September 21, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Unfortunately its lose-lose. We’re still stuck with him here in Wisconsin. where it will take decades to undo the damage he’s done.

  10. Bob L on September 21, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    The reason for Walker leaving is his campaign did not raise enough money. So much for the Koch’s Bros. Excuse, Democrats.

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