UPDATE: Melissa Sellers, a spokeswoman for Jindal, tells CNN the governor meant to convey he has not weighed in on the race yet, but may do so in the future.
(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has finally answered a questioned asked of him for months: Will he endorse embattled Republican Sen. David Vitter's reelection bid?
The answer is not for now.
"Voters can make up their own minds," the Louisiana governor and fellow Republican told local television station WDSU.
Jindal added he doesn't like to get involved in federal races, though the station reports he has backed federal-office seekers in the past.
Vitter easily defeated his primary challenger in late August and currently enjoys a double-digit lead over Democratic Rep. Charlie Melancon. His comfortable lead comes despite reports in 2007 he was involved with a Washington, DC escort and revelations earlier this year a high-ranking staffer was permitted to stay on the job after facing domestic abuse charges. The aide, Brent Furer, resigned his post in June.
A spokesman for Vitter was not immediately available for comment.