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).