By Ariele Vaccaro
This news comes on the heels of the second presidential debate, during which Walker saw little airtime compared to other candidates, and the release of recent polls that showed Walker at the very bottom with less than one percent.
“Today, I believe 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,” said Walker at the press conference at the Wisconsin capital city of Madison.
In the brief speech, the governor seemed to reference GOP front runner Donald Trump, saying that the race had “drifted into personal attacks”.
He nudged other GOP candidates to follow his lead.
“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.”
During the summer, Walker led the race and garnered massive support in Iowa.
However, current front runners have come to more reflect an anti-career politician sentiment. According to a Monday report by CNN, Trump is still far in the lead with 24 percent, but is losing points to now second-place Carly Fiorina with 15 percent.
Both of the candidates have business rather than political background.
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows with 14 percent.
Walker is now the second GOP candidate to drop his campaign, along with Texas Governor Rick Perry.