Supporters of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have registered a political action committee with the Federal Elections Commission in preparation for the Pelican State’s leader to seek the presidency in 2016, according to MSNBC
"We want to be prepared if Gov. Jindal wants to run for president," said Brad Todd, lead consultant for the super PAC "Believe Again." "Our job is to raise money and communicate ideas. We’re very confident that it will be well received by donors."
It’s the third political group launched in the past year for Jindal. First there was the PAC "Stand Up To Washington," then in October, the policy nonprofit "America Next." The latter is touted as a way to win the war of ideas by offering conservative solutions to improve healthcare, education and energy policy, Politico
During a November appearance on NBC News' "Meet the Press,"
Jindal said he is praying about the whether to run and would make a decision in the first half of 2015.
"If I were to run for president, it’s because I believe in our country, the American dream is at jeopardy," he said.
Jindal was elected Louisiana’s governor in 2007, and again four years later. A Louisiana native born to Indian immigrants, Jindal is a graduate of Brown University and a Rhodes Scholar.
In 1996, at age 24, he was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. He went on to serve in the George W. Bush administration an assistant secretary for Health and Human Services before returning to Louisiana.
Before becoming governor he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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