Louisiana governor endorses Romney
April 10th, 2012
07:56 PM ET
11 years ago

Louisiana governor endorses Romney

(CNN) – He was one of Rick Perry's highest profile endorsers - before the Texas governor dropped out of the race in January - and now, he is lending his support to Mitt Romney.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced his endorsement of Romney on Tuesday, the day former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania - Romney's closest competitor - dropped out of the race.

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"Congratulations to Governor Romney on winning a hard fought race, I look forward to supporting him in retiring President Obama," Jindal said in a statement that also offered congratulations to Santorum for his campaign.

"It's time for all Republicans to focus their energies on the fall campaign which will give Americans a fundamental choice between Obama's lurch toward European style big government and the Republican alternative of a thriving private sector with a smaller government," Jindal continued.

He endorsed Perry in mid-September, approximately one month after Perry entered the presidential race.

Jindal is thought to be on the vice presidential shortlist for the eventual GOP nominee. He delivered the 2009 Republican response to the president's State of the Union address.

Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    welll, since all the others are leaving, I guess I may as well endorse romney -- ha ha ha ha ha - talk about enthusiasm. ha ha ha ha ha

    Too late to matter "Bobby" - must need some attention.

    April 10, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. dagoberto

    When the wind changes would you enderse Obama?

    April 10, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. Laverne

    Jindal is such a spineless man, I mean really Bobby boy, you endorse after Santorum drops out of the race when you felt it "safe" to endorse now, WoW! He should stick to being his son's boy scout leader.

    April 10, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  4. greencollarworker

    Jindal is just another Republican failure. He's bombing as a Governor almost as badly as he did attempting to deliver a cogent rebuttal to Obama's State of the Union. Possible VP choice? Please. He'll be lucky to make it through his next election.

    April 10, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  5. RINO Bil

    Finally figured out which way the wind is blowing, eh Bobby? Swift as always. Your endorsement mean less than nothing.

    April 10, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  6. Mark

    Jindal took long enough to commit to Mitt. Doubt Rove will let Mitt pick Jindal.

    April 10, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  7. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Translation – the bandwagon is pulling away from the station and he just realized he was not on it.

    April 10, 2012 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  8. gg

    he,d still be sucking oil off the beaches if a republican was in the white house.and that pay out from bp would have been tax payer money not bp,s

    April 10, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Jump on the band wagon before he gets left behind.

    April 10, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  10. WhereIsPalin

    Translation: If we have to vote for Romney to dump Obama, so be it.

    April 11, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  11. madmaninthemiddle

    A true leader, Jindal is at the very front of the pack- of people trying to board a train as it's pulling out of the station!

    April 11, 2012 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  12. Charlie in Maine

    Wow, Bold move.

    April 11, 2012 05:12 am at 5:12 am |

    A lightweight endorsement for Mitt McCain. Teabaggers are silent.

    April 11, 2012 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  14. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Typical GOBP political cowardice at its best: wait until the race is practically decided before coming out to endorse the frontrunner. Ah well, political courage is a concept the GOBP is not very familiar with.

    April 11, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |