Governor Bobby Jindal, who failed to gain much traction appearing in the first four GOP debates during the undercard portion, has exited the race for the 2016 Republican nomination. Jindal hasn’t garnered more than one or two percent of the vote so his exit will be largely inconsequential to the field.


Report from the National Journal:

Long-shot pres­id­en­tial hope­ful Bobby Jin­dal “sus­pen­ded” his cam­paign for the pres­id­ency, he an­nounced Tues­day dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on Fox News.

“I’ve come to real­ize this is not my time,” Jin­dal said. Jin­dal is the third Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate to drop out of the pres­id­en­tial race, fol­low­ing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wis­con­sin Gov. Scott Walk­er.

The Louisi­ana gov­ernor struggled to gain trac­tion dur­ing his cam­paign, sput­ter­ing in the polls and fail­ing to make the main stage in any of the four Re­pub­lic­an de­bates.

Jin­dal said a “crazy” elec­tion sea­son had made it im­possible for his can­did­acy to break through to voters, des­pite the many de­tailed policy po­s­i­tions that he out­lined.

“Clearly there just wasn’t a lot of in­terest in those policy pa­pers,” said Jin­dal.

The gov­ernor said he has not “giv­en a lot of thought” to en­dors­ing one of his former rivals for the GOP nom­in­a­tion.

Jindal’s endorsement would mean more in Iowa than anywhere else, a state which he has spent time in courting evangelical voters. If he were to drop his name for Marco Rubio, it may help him in the early contest but not far beyond it. I can’t see Jindal supporting anyone like Trump, Carson, or even Ted Cruz, though perhaps I’m wrong about the latter.

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