Bobby Jindal Joins the Race

A Media Wrap Up


Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) is the latest to jump in an extraordinarily crowded field of GOP presidential candidates (with 13 already announced).  Jindal brings an extraordinary story to the race and has been one of the state’s most popular governors in the history of the state. He started with a unique announcement. We have that and other interesting tidbits from news  sources.

A Special Announcement from Bobby  Jindal

My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for President of the United States of America. There were three people I think you would agree my wife Supriya and I had to tell  first.

This article includes a fascinating video of the candidate discussing a potential race with his family.  (Read  more)

Reuters: Bobby Jindal Enters Presidential Race.

Fox News: Bobby Jindal  Announces:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday he is running for president, joining a crowded Republican primary field that now stands at  13.

The 44-year-old, two-term governor made it official on Twitter and later at a rally in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, where he lived as a  congressman.

“I’m running for President of the United States of America. Join me,” he tweeted, linking to a campaign  website.

During his late afternoon announcement in Kenner, Jindal said, “I’m not running for president to be somebody, I’m running for president to do  something.”

On the volatile issue of immigration, he declared, “We cannot allow people to immigrate to this country so that they can use our freedoms to undermine our  freedoms.”

Turning to terrorism, he added, “I will not be intimidated from talking about the fact that radical Islam is evil and must be destroyed. Containment is a strategy for  losers.”

Jindal now faces an… (read  more)

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