Jindal to endorse Perry
September 12th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
11 years ago

Jindal to endorse Perry

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.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

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."

Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Content Partner • Rick Perry • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Perry is the preferred candidate for idiots.

    September 12, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    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.

    September 12, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. Keylargo

    I thought Jindal had better sense than that!

    September 12, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. Julie

    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.

    September 12, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. beevee

    A closn supporting another clown. Now the GOP hopefuls look like a bunch of happy clowns surrounded by buffoons.

    September 12, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. thomas

    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 !

    September 12, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    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.

    September 12, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban

    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

    September 12, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |

    This the lightweight who flubbed the GOBP response to the President bigtime. Nobody cares. What is this? Knee jerk wingnut endorsement day?

    September 12, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. B

    The mindless stick together don’t they ?

    Not unlike the Mega wealthy Romney and Hatch.....

    September 12, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. ag5764

    Oh Pyush! You've abandoned your name, your religion and now your common sense.

    September 12, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. desi

    This may not go well with Tea Party. Jindal isn't exactly white.

    September 12, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  13. Texan

    Bird brains of the same feather often flock together.---- What a pair !!!! Neither should be allowed to have a pair of sharp scissors.

    September 12, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. barbara rice

    well guess what mr. jindal?ron paul 2012

    September 12, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. mean

    Gov Bobby Jindal is a heady intuitive smart politician, he makes Joe' Biden look like Hair Plugs growing on an empty skull.

    September 12, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. Namepolert

    Goofy endorses deputy dawg

    September 12, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    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!!!

    September 12, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. john ham

    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.

    September 12, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. Citizen

    Once a Rhodes scholar, now a panderer. How sad.

    September 12, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  20. Observer

    I can't wait for the dim bulbs that ridiculed Barack Obama's name to now tell us to listen to Piyush Jindal.

    September 12, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  21. Joshua Ludd

    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.

    September 12, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  22. AlaskaPalin

    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.

    September 12, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  23. Robert

    Jindal has just marginalized his credibility.

    September 12, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. bootstomper

    These guys are pathetic. Thank god i live in California instead of louisiana or Texas.

    September 12, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  25. Ed 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.

    September 12, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
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