Jeb Bush has ended speculation about his chances of making it to the White House by suspending his campaign to run for president.

The Republican fared poorly in earlier contests in Iowa and New Hampshire and said the race had been “hard fought” but that voters of those three states had spoken.

The son of former President George HW Bush and brother to former President George W Bush, entered the 2016 campaign as the favourite, but was unable to convert a sizeable fundraising advantage into success at the polls.

It comes as Hillary Clinton won the Nevada Democratic caucuses, rebounding after a second-place finish to rival Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.

Mr Trump cruised home in South Carolina, ahead of Mr Cruz and Mr Rubio

The presidential hopeful won after beating back a stronger-than-expected challenge from Mr Sanders.

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