BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Governor Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the 2016 presidential race.
Jindal made the announcement that he was suspending his campaign shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday on Fox News. He simply said that it was not his time.
Jindal posted a message on his Facebook page after his appearance on Fox News:
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards issued a statement in regards to Jindal's announcement:
In 2007, the Louisiana native became the first Indian-American in U.S. history to be elected governor. He served two terms as governor before announcing he was running for president on June 24.
Jindal served two terms as a U.S. Congressman for the First District of Louisiana from 2004 through 2007. Before that from 2001 to 2003, he was secretary for the U.s Department of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush.
In 1996, Jindal, at the age of 24, was appointed as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.