Gov. Bobby Jindal drops out of presidential race

Gov. Bobby Jindal drops out of presidential race

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:

"The people of Iowa and New Hampshire have come to know what we know: Bobby Jindal's failed policies, the ones that would be continued and expanded by David Vitter, are about promoting self interest over the common interest. David Vitter would be Bobby Jindal on steroids. Saturday we will end the Jindal era for good and finally put Louisiana First."

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.

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