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Jeb Bush, frustrated he didn’t make compelling case, thanks donors for support

Jeb Bush is thanking his vast network of donors Wednesday and lamenting that he was unable to break through in “a year of making a compelling case to people that were deeply disaffected and angry.”

Bush isn’t saying who he will support or who his backers should get behind now that he is out of the race.

The former Florida governor complained during a┬áless-than-three-minute┬áconference call with supporters that the news media covering the campaign are more driven by “who was winning and losing” and “the latest insult” than a discussion of leadership and policy.

Bush said he was “sorry it didn’t turn out the way (he) intended.”

He added that he’s hitting the gym and catching up on his sleep at his home in Coral Gables, Fla.

Bush announced Saturday he was suspending his campaign, after finishing that day in a distant fourth place in the South Carolina primary.

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