Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya campaign after casting their votes in Louisiana's governor's race.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Second chances don’t come around that often in life. But Bobby Jindal’s getting one Saturday.
Jindal’s a Republican congressman from Louisiana. Four years ago he lost an extremely close governor’s race to Democrat Kathleen Blanco.
On Saturday, however, the three term congressman is expected come out on top in Louisiana’s gubernatorial primary election.
Blanco’s not running for re-election. Her political fortunes were greatly damaged by both the state and federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Blanco announced earlier this year that she was dropping out.
Jindal, the Oxford-educated son of Indian immigrants, is far ahead of his eleven rival candidates, and the only question is whether he’ll win 50 percent of the vote and avoid a runoff election.
Louisiana does things a bit differently when it comes to holding elections. Candidates of all parties compete in an October primary, and if no one wins 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates face off in a November runoff.
- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser