Jindal's big haul
April 26th, 2011
02:25 PM ET
12 years ago

Jindal's big haul

(CNN)-Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal raised $1.7 million for his campaign war chest in the first quarter of this year, according to reports filed with the Louisiana Ethics Administration.

And though he doesn't yet have a challenger for his gubernatorial re-election race, the incumbent governor has $9.5 million in cash on hand to spend in preparation for the October 22 primary.

Shortly after the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the gulf, support for Jindal comes in from over 8,400 individual contributions in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. He spent $1.3 million in the first fifteen weeks of 2011.

But if he had any presidential hopes, and Jindal has indicated that he does not, he cannot use the funds to launch a campaign to seek the GOP nomination, according to federal election law.

Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Louisiana
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Big~Smelly~Wet~Tuna

    How about Jindal show us his birth certificate. His parent's are illegal aliens.

    April 26, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Big~Smelly~Wet~Tuna

    What did he spend 1.3 million on in the first 15 weeks of 2011 ~ paying family members?
    How much did he take from BP ~ both legal and illegal?

    April 26, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Video Guy

    How much does a Governor sole goes for these days?

    April 26, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. palintwit

    Piyush ( his real name ) Jindal keeps his car keys and his wallet up his nose.

    April 26, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. Big~Smelly~Wet~Tuna

    Jindal is also a Muslim

    April 26, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. skitownrefugee

    This guy is way to skinny to be president and he's too nervous an angry. Somebody give him a cheeseburger and a beer and tell him to lighten up, fatten up and calm down.

    April 26, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Isn't this the same guy who criticized the Stimulus as a complete failure, all the while at the same type snapping pictures of himself holding big checks at ground breaking ceremonies paid for by the same Stimulus. He seems to think that it worked well enough to get himself re-elected.

    And please. Let's not forget the response he made to the State of the Union address. He was not on the same page as the facts and reality at all. He faded into obscurity, as well he should. Then, he tried to use the BP Oil Disaster (not "Gulf" Oil Disaster because that company didn't cause it) as springboard to a comeback. Oh, he did fairly well by the state of LA, but he still tried to play it for political gain.

    April 26, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    If Jindal was truly serving the best interests of the citizens of LA, he would be making noise about the fact that BP has paid out so very little to damaged or destroyed businesses.

    He would be making noise about the fact that BP has sued its' contractors and stands to make a profit off of the entire thing. BP has put aside $20B for economic damages, and it spent a few billion during the disaster. It has sued it's contractors for nearly $40B.

    April 26, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Jindal's people in his native India could sure use this money to help the poor women and children who live in the worst poverty.

    April 26, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. Steve

    I wonder how much of the money came from oil companies and their investors?

    April 26, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    On the whole, what do you remember most about this guy?
    Which do you remember more of; fighting for what is best for the people of LA, or repeating the party line?

    April 26, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Of course, he cannot run or POTUS this cycle. He has faded from the national dialogue because he would have a really hard time spewing the party "birther" line. I'm sorry, but he simply could not play that part very well and remain convincing.

    Isn't it fascinating how internal GOTP politics works? Everyone is a team player with a role to play.

    April 26, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. Sam

    The biggest campaign war chest in the world won't help Jindal get re-elected if, as promised, he signs that "birther bill" into law, assuming the Louisiana legislature is actually stupid enough to pass it. C'mon Bobby-sign the bill and show people what an ignorant buffoon you are. It will be the end of your political career and your state will be the laughingstock of the rest of the nation.

    April 26, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  14. sonny chapman

    Country First. He'd let the poorest of the poor in La. go down the tubes before he'd break his oath to Grover Norquist–NO TAXES EVER !

    April 26, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  15. ConservaFascists -aka- Mammon

    OMG. Not Bobby Jindal again. I still can't get over his republican response from the State of the Union. This guy is NOT presidential material.

    April 26, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. diridi

    This idiot is one of those corrupt nation's idiots....o.k, do not believe him at all....o.k, he is too scrawny....feed this idiot some burritos, and not samoosa, and sambaar...rice...idly, etc,

    April 26, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  17. david in seattle

    Where does all this money come from? Will we ever know?

    April 26, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. david bidlack

    wow! he is so smart too. remember this idiot on the beach with shop vacs fixing the oil spill! daaaaaaaaa!

    April 26, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. Nawlins

    Ask Jindal about the exorcism he performed in college. He's a nice addition to the GOP's crop of mixed nuts. Another right wing whack job cashing in on hatred, bigotry and paranoia. And Governor of the only U.S. state last in everything good.

    April 26, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. once upon a horse

    hope he has his REAL birth certificate on hand......he may be a Republican but he's not a WHITE one and they tend to have problems with that for some reason.

    April 26, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  21. Wes B.

    How did he already spend $1.3 million? What is he spending that on? He doesn't even have a challenger?

    What a waste of money.

    April 26, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Ain't NOBODY gonna beat Bobby Jindal in the next election. This guy is the epitomy of competence. If he had been the governor when Katrina hit the state, they would have been FAR better prepared.

    April 26, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  23. Pookie

    Please, oh please, would you people please convince Piyush to run for President. It is the only way we will get him out of Louisiana. By the way, don't think Piyush is Muslim; rather, I believe he was Hindu and converted to Catholicism. But it is true that his parents are not from the United States. I believe they came here with the intent of having Piyush born here so that he could run for political office in this country. His being born in the US and converting to Catholicism was all planned many years ago by a secret Hindu sect.

    April 26, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. The Situation

    It's Howdy Dowdy again. This guy was consider the future of the GOP after the 2008 elections, well, that was until he unbelievable GOP response. He looked lost, like a deer in headlights.

    April 26, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  25. derek

    For all the criticism of republicans and conservatives in general, it's amazing how hateful all these comments are. I believe both sides genuinely want to help get this country going in the right direction. That goes for Bobby Jindal and Barack Obama.

    Can't everyone have the right intentions but different, and yes sometimes conflicting, ideas to get there?

    April 26, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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