BACKGROUND

Bobby Jindal is a candidate for the office of President of the United States in 2016.

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.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.”[5]Seventeen presidents have also served as governors.[6]

In recent candidate rankingsCrowdpac 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.[7] Jindal received a grade of a “B/85” from the Leadership Project for America PAC.[8]

 

(Background via Ballotpedia)

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