Editor’s Note: One of the big recent political stories was the announcement by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty that he was endorsing Mitt Romney (R-MA) for president in 2012. Not to be left out, Texas Governor Rick Perry got a major endorsement of his own from a rising star in the GOP. This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times:
The first bit of rapid response among Republican presidential hopefuls came hours before the start of Monday’s “tea party” debate in Tampa, as Rick Perry answered Tim Pawlenty‘s endorsement of Mitt Romney by announcing the support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Jindal, once seen as a rising GOP star, said in a statement that Perry’s “record on job creation simply cannot be beat.”
“The 1 million jobs he’s helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama‘s watch,” said Jindal. “Rick Perry will bring our country more than hope – he’ll get America working again.”
Jindal, first elected in 2007, is running for a second term this fall and faces no serious Democratic challenger… (read more)