Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced he was suspending his campaign, following the results of the South Carolina GOP Primary.
"The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision," the former Florida governor told his supporters gathered in Columbia on Saturday night. "So tonight, I am suspending my campaign."
"I congratulate my competitors, that are remaining on the island, on their success in a race that has been hard-fought, just as the contest for the presidency should be because it is a tough job," he continued.
The brother of former president George W. Bush and son of former president George H.W. Bush was the perceived front runner for the nomination last year when the presidential race began. But even a massive war chest could not deliver the former governor the nomination from a hostile electorate.
Bush brought in his brother, former President George W. Bush and mother, Barbara Bush to work the campaign trail in South Carolina. It didn't deliver results and Bush ended up placing fourth.
At the end of the evening, Bush finished with 8% of the vote in South Carolina.