Jindal Announces Run for Presidency

Governor Bobby Jindal makes a big announcement. After serving Louisiana for nearly two terms, Governor Jindal is now eyeing the White House. The 44-year-old is the 13th Republican to enter the race for the presidency, making the announcement today in New Orleans.

Though his national poll numbers are near the bottom of the list, his aides say he can only improve. He casts himself as a conservative who once called the Republican Party stupid for losing the last election to president Obama.

Jindal was born and raised in Baton Rouge, graduated from Brown, and went to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship.

He leaves immediately for campaign stops in New Hampshire and in Iowa. He’ll need to rise in the polls if he’s to be invited to the first GOP debate to be held in August.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/15