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. Nothing new here

    Someone else vying for a chance at the VP spot.
    Why don't these guys just be for real, and say what their intentions are? Be honest with the American public?
    Oh, excuse me, I forgot that I was referring to Pawlenty and Jindal – never mind.

    September 12, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. 2leggedzoo

    The Squirrel finds his Nut.

    September 12, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  3. Keith

    OBAMA 2012!!!

    September 12, 2011 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  4. Nick

    May be, most North Indians over 40 will heed his advice. People from South India don't like Jindal and won't heed his advice. (India has its own North vs South issues). They may vote for Perry for other reasons.

    September 12, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. Patrick O

    I believe that if I were to mention God and/or " no taxes ", that I would have a pretty good chance and winning the bid for the GOP candidate.

    September 12, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  6. JimmyFlim

    Awesome. I've been waiting eagerly to hear who Jindal would endorse. I can sleep now.

    September 12, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. TomNPitt

    Isn't Jindel the guy who changed the sand bars off the coast for the waterfront property real estate guys; only to find out the Government Engineers were right – ya' shouldn't do that 'cause it doesn't work, and it makes things worse.
    State's rights vs government intelligence.

    September 12, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  8. Ron

    What happened to the democratic party in LA? Not fielding a high profile candidate to run against that idiot Piyush! I'm voting for ANYBODY OTHER THAN JINDAL!!! That moron is killing education and healthcare in LA.

    September 12, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. Santa Fean

    The corporate clown this time around is Perry. He is a total tool of the corporate ruling class. Revolution is an answer...it worked against the British. We know the enemy...corporate America.

    September 12, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  10. TB

    Before you consider voting for Rick Perry, you might want to investigate the Seven Mountain Dominionist movement and their plans for America. THEY will be endorsing Rick Perry. Do you really want to vote for someone who is going to be backed by a fundamentalist Christian theocracy movement? Do you really want to have religion-based laws imposed on you? Find out what the Seven Mountain Dominionist movement is, what they want to do to this country, and who they are supporting for President...IF you value your freedoms and liberties...

    September 12, 2011 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  11. Naztaja

    Correction. Governor Bobby Jindal submits resume for Vice Presidential consideration.

    September 12, 2011 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  12. philip inuhoff

    Jindal is a joke! Perry got rocked tonight.http://bit.ly/nEKDSp he looked like a dead man walking after Bachmann and Santorum jumped up and down on him!

    September 12, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  13. w l jones

    After the talking point I am still waiting for the debate to begin. If this is what they have to offer we the people of America in deep trouble. Give me liberal or give me nothing at least I would be inform. Sad Sad.Sad.

    September 12, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  14. Mr Rogers

    Leave it to the GOP to make a big deal about a has-been, totally irrelevant politician endorsing a prez candidate.

    September 12, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  15. Sam I Am

    And Jindal's opnion is important because.......? When Jindal's opinion becomes relevant, the next article I expect to see is an article about MY choice for presidential candidate.

    September 12, 2011 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  16. bilk7

    Jindal should help Perry about as much as Pawlenty will help Romney....which means it's absolutely no help at all.

    September 12, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  17. Jebbb

    Jindal, we may have wondered at your worth, but now we know. Got none.

    September 12, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  18. Inrealityhere

    Perry will become the next president because enough people have found out that our current president is doing a terrible job of helping our country recover. This new jobs bill will give his base some work for a while but it won't help manufacturing and that is what is really needed. He is just trying to give more tax money to union workers to buy their votes. Won't help the rest of us one bit. Remember what Jimmy Hoffa called us... SOB's.

    September 12, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  19. Don_Okie

    After the debate tonight, Jindal's gotta be regretting that move. Don't jump on an untested horse, it might throw you.

    September 12, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  20. Joe B

    Piyush Amrit Jindal and his ridiculous exaggerated accent would make a perfect running mate for Perry, that's probably the deal, we'll have to wait and see.

    September 12, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  21. bigeasyinneworleans

    Being from Louisiana, I couldn't vote for either of these to buffoons in their respective political races. Most of Jindal's war chest for his re-election campaign has come from supporters from other states. He has not done much of anything in the state of Louisiana, except cut healthcare and education. And from what I've seen from Perry, he hasn't the sense to lead a bunch of goats across the plains, much less a whole nation. he's filled Texas with minimum wage jobs, and empty prayers for rain and economic health while his state burns from wild fires and is going deeper and deeper into an abyss of a deficit. You actually want this man as the POTUS????????

    September 12, 2011 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  22. L. R. Long

    ONE QUESTION: What percentage of jobs created in Texas, since 2009, were public sector, not private?

    September 13, 2011 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  23. valwayne

    I like Gov Perry. However, Obama has done so much damage that the next President of our nation is going to have to be a smart, savvy, tough, problem solver, able to stand up to the special interests. That person is Gov Chris Christie of NJ. It will require a huge sacrifice from Gov Christie and his family, but the nation needs that sacrifice like never before. I think Gov Christie is a true patriot and will make the sacrifice The nation truly needs Gov Christie! Christie / Rubio 2012!!!!

    September 13, 2011 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  24. Emery

    Reason #200 why I'm proud I voted the way I did in 2008, and why I'm voting for Obama AGAIN in 2012. None of the GOP candidates have ANYONE who is even halfway decent enough to run, since all they know how to do is argue and fight amongst each other. A party with no sense of solidarity is a broken party. There's no way any of these candidates can even come close to winning, even after they win the nomination. Obama 2012!

    September 13, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  25. Taioseach

    For an outspoken critic of President Obama, he must really want to see him back in the White House after making an endorsement like that. Just goes to prove what I've always said, who gives a toss what Bobby Jindal has an opinion on. He sure doesn't have any problem taking Federal money when that earthen bowl New Orleans gets flooded. Didn't bother to turn down stimulus money either.

    September 13, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
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