Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman and Tea Party figure turned , is expected to announce his candidacy for president in the coming days, according to reports and .
If Walsh does throw his hat in the ring, he’ll be the second Republican to mount a primary challenge against . Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced in April that .
Both Politico and the Times reported that Walsh, who served as the Republican representative for Illnois’ 8th congressional district from 2011-2013, will likely announce his presidential bid this weekend.
Walsh, 57, neither confirmed nor denied the impending announcement but told Politico that if he was going to “do it, it’s going to happen soon.”