Bobby Jindal "Praying About" Possible 2016 Run

Posted: Nov 16, 2014 6:21 PM
Bobby Jindal "Praying About" Possible 2016 Run

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) hasn't ruled out a 2016 run at the White House, but told Chuck Todd on this morning's Meet the Press that he's "praying about it" and will have a decision in early 2015. Jindal also defended the reforms he has implemented in Louisiana as well as explaining why he declined to expand Medicaid in the state.

Jindal was re-elected in 2011 with 66% of the vote in Louisiana's open primary. He won a majority of the votes in the primary, meaning he was automatically re-elected governor due to Louisiana's voting laws.

As governor, Jindal has implemented statewide school choice and sued the federal government over Common Core, the highly unpopular and controversial government initiative. A couple of the benefits of Jindal's school choice program include more course options for students and an expansion of vouchers for private schools. School choice is favored by many Americans as it puts education in the hands of the parents, not bureaucrats. 

Jindal's speech at Liberty University last spring was viewed by many as an effort to make himself attractive to evangelical Christian voters leading up to a 2016 run. Jindal was raised Hindu, but converted to Catholicism as a young adult.

Will Jindal run? Only he knows, and he's not telling--yet.