Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the campaign for the Republican nomination enters the crucial fall stretch of the primary calendar, a source tells CNN.
Jindal is on his way to Florida and will be Perry's guest at Monday night's "Tea Party Republican Debate" broadcast on CNN from Tampa, the source said. Jindal is expected to formally make the announcement prior to the debate.
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Jindal released a statement Monday saying, “Rick Perry is the candidate who can lead our party to victory in 2012."
“His record on job creation simply cannot be beat, and the one million jobs he’s helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama’s watch."
Earlier in the day, Tim Pawlenty endorsed his one-time rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, for the GOP nomination. Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor who dropped out of the race last month, will be Romney's guest at the debate.
An interview with Jindal will air exclusively Monday evening on CNN's "John King, USA."
Perry is the preferred candidate for idiots.
It sort of looks like a Blue vs. Grey contest is starting to shape up in Florida. Interesting.
Jindal is another deceptive conservative, just like most of them. Does anyone remember that disconnected rebuttal he gave a couple of years ago? It pretty much ended any chance he will get to run for POTUS.
I thought Jindal had better sense than that!
Would this be the same Perry whose donars pay his $10,000 a month rent, send him on pricey vacations, buy his cowboy boots, and on and on and on? Sure hope he doesn't talk about personal responsibility.
A closn supporting another clown. Now the GOP hopefuls look like a bunch of happy clowns surrounded by buffoons.
The Big Oil Brothers !
Bobby Jindal knows how to grease the pole !
The both take stimulus money , then disagree with admitting why they took it !
Perry will be our next president unfortunately , he was chosen by BIG money along time ago , bought and paid for !
Yeah yeah...big suprise...Booby Jingle, southern conservative GOPernatorial ideologue who is trying to raid the Lousiana's state employee health care program for the $500M surplus it's last manager created by managing it so unbelieveably well (he was promptly fired for opposing Jingle's nonsense)...all under the guise of privatizing it because government "can't do anything right"...shows solidarity with a fellow southern conservative nutjob. Color me shocked.
Lol. Gov. "Deer Cought in the Headlights" Jindal's endorsement is bad news for any TEApublican. You can't be endorsed by some muslim/hindu foreigner if you're a TEApublican. That's just not TEAtard politics. Bobby Jindal is the caliphate Glen Beck warned us about. Spooky! Lol
This the lightweight who flubbed the GOBP response to the President bigtime. Nobody cares. What is this? Knee jerk wingnut endorsement day?
The mindless stick together don’t they ?
Not unlike the Mega wealthy Romney and Hatch.....
Oh Pyush! You've abandoned your name, your religion and now your common sense.
This may not go well with Tea Party. Jindal isn't exactly white.
Bird brains of the same feather often flock together.---- What a pair !!!! Neither should be allowed to have a pair of sharp scissors.
well guess what mr. jindal?ron paul 2012
Gov Bobby Jindal is a heady intuitive smart politician, he makes Joe' Biden look like Hair Plugs growing on an empty skull.
Goofy endorses deputy dawg
Well, if mr mardi gas endorses you then you have it made!!! If they weren't so dangerous the teabaggers would be a real hoot as in hootenany!
If the rnc convention in Tampa is anything like the super bowl there might be plenty of family values broken in every other corner!!!
It is good to see Jindal come out from under rock he has been hideing under. Perry and Jindal both out to destory Soc-Sec and Medicare.I guiess noone in Louisiana Draws Soc-Sec or uses Medicare.The big puzzel for is how in the world did Jindal Get Elected to be Governor 0f Louisiana,Don't they have TV, Newspapers are they do busy to tend to business.
Once a Rhodes scholar, now a panderer. How sad.
I can't wait for the dim bulbs that ridiculed Barack Obama's name to now tell us to listen to Piyush Jindal.
Who cares what a washed up never-was like Bobby Jindal thinks about the candidates or who he endorses? This race has already scraped through the bottom of the barrel and is now just digging up earthworms and bugs. After all, until very recently it was all a primary about who wanted to get their brains beaten out by Obama in the general election.
Its either sarah or perry. This election is for the very soul of america. The progressives will fearmonger about these regular american leaders but we as americans know better.
Jindal has just marginalized his credibility.
These guys are pathetic. Thank god i live in California instead of louisiana or Texas.
One do nothing Southern Governor endorsing another. Both states have high numbers of uninsured citizens and rank as two of the worst. Texas dropped from 39th to 40th in heath care (United Heath Foundation). Both states have high debt. Texas went from surplus to approx $27B in debt. I would think the rest of the country would want to strive for much more than what Texas and Louisiana achieved for it's citizens.