Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal ends presidential campaign

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says he is suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination in next year’s presidential election.

“I cannot tell you what an honor it has been to run for President of the United States of America,” Jindal said in an emailed statement. “[My parents] raised me to believe Americans can do anything, and they were right, we can. But this is not my time, so I am suspending my campaign for President.”

Jindal added: “Going forward, I believe we have to be the party of growth and we can never stop being the party that believes in opportunity. We cannot settle for The Left’s view of envy and division. We have to be the party that says everyone in this country – no matter the circumstances of their birth or who their parents are – can succeed in America.”

Jindal announced his candidacy on June 24, but his campaign had failed to gain any traction. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll earlier this month put support for Jindal at less than one percent, down from 1 percent for a two-month period earlier this year. The same poll put Ben Carson at 29 percent, making him the front-runner for the Republican party, followed by Donald Trump with 23 percent.

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