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Gingrich: Romney Isn’t A Career Politician Because He Lost to Ted Kennedy

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Dec. 10, 2011, 5:02 p.m.

LA Gov. Bobby Jin­dal (R) said 9/28 “that con­tin­ued spec­u­la­tion about him seek­ing na­tion­al of­fice is be­ing ginned up by polit­ic­al op­pon­ents who want him out of the way so they can step in.”

Jin­dal: “That is just wish­ful think­ing from those who want my job. … I’ve got the job I want. We’ve made a lot of pro­gress, but we have a lot more work to do. I in­tend to run for re-elec­tion (in 2011).”

Jin­dal’s “po­ten­tial fu­ture as a na­tion­al can­did­ate has brought ad­ded at­ten­tion to” the LG elec­tion “since the win­ner would as­cend to the gov­ernor’s chair if Jin­dal did leave of­fice.”

Jin­dal “said he won’t en­dorse any of the can­did­ates in” the “crowded” 8-per­son field for LG be­fore the 10/2 elec­tion, “al­though he didn’t rule out sup­port­ing someone if there is a run­off as ex­pec­ted” (Hil­burn, Mon­roe News Star, 9/29).

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