Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, The Washington Post and many other news outlets reported Monday. Walker, who used his highly visible clashes with the University of Wisconsin System as a rallying point for his campaign, failed to gain traction in the race.
Some faculty critics of Walker's have said his tussles with Wisconsin's public universities -- such as the deep budget cuts he successfully pushed -- were more about his presidential aspirations than the state's interests. Walker's supporters in Wisconsin probably have a different view. And it's unclear at this point if the governor will cut a gentler image in his dealings with the flagship university in Madison or other public institutions in the state now that he is exiting the national stage.
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