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Jeb Bush suspended his campaign tonight after South Carolina’s GOP presidential primary.

The former Florida governor is said to, so far, have attained about 8 percent of the votes in today's race.

“When I began this journey in Miami, I committed that I would campaign as I would serve,” he told supporters.

“I’m proud of the campaign that we’ve run to unify our country,” he said.

“But the people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision. So tonight, I am suspending my campaign.”

Bush went on to add, “Our country deserves a president for everyone.”

“I remain optimistic and with the right kind of leadership that we all need to work to make sure happens, America’s best days are ahead,” he said.

The former presidential contender said that he would now work toward that goal “as a private citizen.”

“Thank you for the opportunity to run for the greatest office on the face of the earth. I love you all. God bless you,” he said.

Watch Bush’s full remarks, above.


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