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Gov. Jindal to Present Award on 'Duck Dynasty' Season 6 Premiere

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:31 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to make an appearance on the sixth season premiere of "Duck Dynasty" next month, according to USA Today.

Jindal, a potential GOP presidential contender in 2016, will present an award to family patriarch Willie Robertson on the June 11 episode of the A&E reality show.

The Republican governor jumped to Robertson's defense last year when the founder of the duck call company Duck Commander made homophobic and racist remarks in an interview with GQ magazine.

Jindal, who shares similar conservative Christian values to Robertson, invoked the First Amendment in defending the reality star while declaring that the Robertson family, of West Monroe, La., "great citizens" of the state.

In February, Jindal was at Duck Commander headquarters to present the first Governor's Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence to the Robertson family. The award is aimed at honoring "homegrown Louisiana businesses that grow and provide more opportunity, more jobs, and more commerce" for the state, according to a news release from the governor's office.

In the company's first year of business in 1973, Phil Robertson sold $8,000 worth of duck calls. Today, Duck Commander has sales in the millions.

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