“Jeb Bush, unable to muster enthusiasm for his presidential bid beyond the family network that helped him raise a record sum exceeding $150 million, is suspending his campaign following a disappointing finish in South Carolina,” Politico reports.
“The decision follows a string of underwhelming primary finishes for the former Florida governor, including in New Hampshire where he invested heavily and bet on a massive ground organization but still finished behind Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz.”
Washington Post: “As he departed the ballroom where he suspended his campaign tonight, Jeb Bush had tears in his eyes… Only a handful of staffers and supporters were aware of tonight’s announcement before Bush took the stage.”
Harry Enten: “Let’s be real: Trump upended the 2016 campaign, and Bush was his most prominent casualty. While Trump has attacked almost everybody, his biggest early target was Bush.”