Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Jindal Says He Is Dropping out of 2016 Race for President

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Jindal Says He Is Dropping out of 2016 Race for President

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BATON ROUGE, La. * Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the 2016 race for president Tuesday, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support, especially in early-voting Iowa.

"I've come to the realization that this is not my time," Jindal said on Fox News Channel .

Jindal, 44, said he wasn't ready to endorse another candidate but that he intended to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee.

Term-limited and out of office in January, Jindal said he would work with a think tank he started a few years ago, called America Next, to devise what he called "a blueprint for making this the American century."

The nation's first elected Indian-American governor, Jindal focused his entire campaign effort on the early voting state of Iowa, first courting evangelical voters and then trying to broaden his appeal as a candidate with conservative policy plans that others weren't offering. …

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