Jindal: I will not be Perry's vice-presidential running mate
September 13th, 2011
12:35 AM ET
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Jindal: I will not be Perry's vice-presidential running mate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to help Texas Gov. Rick Perry become president - but he does not want to be Perry's vice-president.

Jindal spoke with reporters following Monday's "CNN-Republican Tea Party Debate." Earlier the same day, the Louisiana Republican endorsed Perry's presidential bid.

In the post-debate "spin room," Jindal was asked whether he would help Perry look for a running mate should Perry win the GOP nomination?

"He doesn't need my help to look for a V.P.," Jindal said. "I want to help him get elected."

A reporter pressed, "Would Jindal be Perry's V.P.?"

"No. I will not be his V.P. I want to be governor of the great state of Louisiana," Jindal said.

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  1. thomas

    No Bobby Jindal , you wont be VP under Perry , your from the South . Perry needs a woman or a latino from the North . Yet you will be ambassador to India !

    September 13, 2011 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  2. alvin1

    I could have told Jindal that

    September 13, 2011 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I don't know if I would really want Jindal's help. I think that Perry will fail well enough on his own.

    September 13, 2011 07:19 am at 7:19 am |