Jindal: announcement about presidential run to come in early 2015
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the victories of the GOP and his possible run for presidency Wednesday afternoon.
About the control the Republicans have in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Jindal said they "better not waste that chance" to show the nation they can govern. Jindal said while Election Day was a great GOP victory, voters across the country want more than incremental change from the party as it takes the leadership reins in the Senate and a stronger hold of the House.
"The American people clearly said they have had enough of this extreme liberal agenda of more spending, more borrowing," Jindal said. "But, it's not enough for the Republicans to be the anti-Obama party or the party of 'no.'"
About a possible run for president in 2016, Jindal said he will reflect on the possibilities with his wife.
"Supriya and I will continue to pray about it over the holiday," Jindal said. "Could be Mardi Gras, Columbus Day; there are a lot of holidays in Louisiana," he said amid laughs. Then, continued seriously, "It will be sometime in the first half of the year and it won't be any later than that," he said.
Also Wednesday, he announced his endorsement of Republican Bill Cassidy in the Senate runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Tuesday vigil planned for Sadie Roberts-Joseph
Broome discusses storm clean up, murder of Baton Rouge icon
Family members of murder Baton Rouge icon speak out
Pointe Coupee seeing flash flooding from Barry, crews out placing sandbags
Family remembers slain BR activist as police investigates murder