Jindal is the governor of Louisiana. He was first elected in 2007 and was re-elected to the position on October 22, 2011. He previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District from 2004 to 2008. Jindal was considered a possible candidate for Mitt Romney‘s vice presidential running mate in 2012, but Romney chose Paul Ryan instead.
Jindal announced his bid for the presidency today through a press release on his website. “My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for President of the United States of America,” the announcement read. The post included videos filming his family’s reaction to the news.
Previously, during a lunch with conservative bloggers on September 16, 2014, Jindal said, “I’m not going to be coy, I’m thinking about running for president and praying about it.”Seventeen presidents have also served as governors.
In recent candidate rankings, Crowdpac ranked Jindal as a 4.8C (C being conservative) on a scale ranging from 10L to 10C, making him the tenth most conservative Republican presidential candidate. Jindal received a grade of a “B/85” from the Leadership Project for America PAC.