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Campaign Over, Walker Heads Back To Work At State Capitol

Governor Abandoned His GOP Presidential Bid Monday

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is back at work at the state Capitol after his abrupt exit from the Republican presidential race.

Walker’s spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster said Tuesday that Walker was spending most of his day in briefings with executive staff and he would not make any public appearances.

She said that Walker ‘looks forward to continuing to work hard for the people of Wisconsin for the remainder of his term.”

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The governor tweeted a photo Tuesday morning showing him meeting with staff members at his Capitol office in Madison. He had faced criticism from some Democrats and political observers for his heavy campaign schedule outside the state.

Walker gave up on his White House bid on Monday, just 70 days after officially launching his campaign. He left after a steep drop in poll numbers and a lack of fundraising to pay for his staff and advisers spread across the country.