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Bobby Jindal — Suspended

Posted: May 15, 2015 | By: Harkin Institute Tagged:

As of November 17, 2015, Bobby Jindal suspended his bid for the presidency. 

A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, was born on June 10, 1971 to Indian immigrants. He earned a degree in biology and public policy at Brown University and went on to earn an Masters of Letters in political science from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the consulting firm of McKinsey and Company and then interned for Representative Jim McCrery. In 1996, Jindal was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and in 1999, he was appointed President of the University of Louisiana. President George W. Bush selected Jindal as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, but he left the position in 2003 to run for Governor of Louisiana. He lost that race, but decided instead to seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Louisiana’s first congressional district. He won that election and was reelected in 2006. In 2007, he was elected to be the 55th Governor of Louisiana and he was reelected in 2011. Jindal is married to wife Supriya and the couple has three children.

Bobby Jindal announced his campaign for the presidency on June 24, 2015.  He suspended his campaign on November 17.

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