Jeb Bush Drops Out Of Presidential Race (VIDEO)

AP

This post has been updated.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday night announced that he would suspend his presidential campaign.

Bush said he was proud of his campaign, but acknowledged that his struggling campaign did not perform well in the first three primaries.

“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,” he said.

“I firmly believe the American people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master, someone who will commit to that service with honor and decency,” Bush said in his speech.

He then noted that throughout the campaign he stood his ground, “refusing to bend to the political winds.”

Watch part of Bush’s speech:

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