Gov. Bobby Jindal returns to Louisiana after dropping out of presidential race

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is back in Louisiana after a failed run for the Republican presidential nomination, telling reporters he has work left to do in Louisiana.

Jindal took full blame for the failed presidential bid saying that his "detailed policy platforms" were not as exciting compared to other antics in the race.

Speaking at the governor's mansion, Jindal addressed his repeated absences while running for president.

"I'm proud of the work that we've done every single day I've been governor of Louisiana," he said. "We got more people working here in Louisiana than ever before, earning a higher per capita income than ever before. After 25 years of out migration, we've had seven years in a row of more people moving into the state than leaving the state. We've continued every day that I've been governor to work hard to continue to move our state forward, I'm proud of the results."

Jindal was asked several times about his choice in the race to replace him in Louisiana. The governor would not endorse either candidate, fellow Republican David Vitter or Democrat John Bel Edwards.

"My wife and I actually early voted last week," Jindal said. "But again, you can ask a lot of different ways, I'm not going to get involved in the governor's race. I do trust the judgment of the people of Louisiana. This is a strong and resilient state. Whomever is selected Saturday, I'm confident four years from now we'll be better off than when that Governor started."

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