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Jeb Bush pulls out of 2016 presidential race

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush announced the suspension of his campaign on Saturday, Feb. 20 following a disappointing loss in the South Carolina primaries.

The former Florida governor hoped to gain traction in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina. However, after receiving low voters’ support in South Carolina, he decided to suspend his campaign.

“I’m proud of the campaign we won to unify our country, and to advocate conservative solutions,” Bush said, following the loss. “But the people of Iowa, New Hampshirpe and South Carolina have spoken. Tonight I am suspending my campaign.”

Bush’s departure leaves front-runner Donald Trump, who took South Carolina with a 32.54 percent win, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson and John Kasich remaining in the race for the GOP candidate.

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Jimena Tavel is an international student from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She's a sophomore pursuing a double major in journalism and communication, and a minor in French. Jimena is the news editor for Eagle News, and aspires to become a news anchor someday. Along with her passion for news, she also has a passion for good humor. She spends most of her spare time reading novels, trying new foods and training for her first marathon. If you ever plan a trip to Honduras, you should definitely get in touch with her! She recommends exploring her favorite island in the world - Roatán, and all that it has to offer.

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