AP PHOTOS: Donald Trump sees the beauty in winning

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Posted: Feb 21, 2016 3:47 AM
AP PHOTOS: Donald Trump sees the beauty in winning

South Carolina's primary turned into a twofer for Donald Trump. Not only did the New York businessman win a Southern state, his victory helped drive rival Jeb Bush out of the Republican race for president.

Democrat Hillary Clinton needed a victory in Nevada's caucuses after the drubbing Bernie Sanders handed her in New Hampshire — and she got one.

For Jeb Bush, once the Republican with the most money and the biggest name, bowing out came with a lump in his throat.

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"It's tough, it's nasty, it's mean, it's vicious, it's beautiful. When you win, it's beautiful. ... Let's put this thing away." — Businessman Donald Trump.

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"If you are a conservative, this is where you belong because only one strong conservative is in a position to win this race." — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

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"After tonight, this has become a three-person race, and we will in the nomination." — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

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"I firmly believe the American people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant not the master." — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

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"Americans are right to be angry, but we're also hungry for real solutions." — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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"What I think is happening is that as people hear our message, and it's a tough message, because it speaks to the truth of American society today that a lot of people just don't want to address. That is the fact that we have a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining American democracy." — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.