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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

June 24, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that he’s seeking the Republican presidential nomination, joining an already-crowded GOP field.

Sarah Mccammon of Georgia Public Broadcasting tells our Newscast unit that Jindal faces a major challenge in securing his party’s presidential nomination. She says:

“The 44-year-old governor of Louisiana is a former congressman. He was a Rhodes Scholar and became his state’s health secretary at just 24. Jindal is seen as both a fiscal and social conservative so he’ll have to appeal to some of the same voters that might be inclined to vote for someone like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.”

Indeed, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the front-runner in most polls, followed by Walker, who hasn’t yet officially announced a run, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Polls show Jindal trailing all GOP presidential hopefuls.

For more on Jindal, please visit our It’s All Politics blog.

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