Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jindal's office revises his endorsement comments

Wednesday, September 08, 2010
By Jan Moller
Capital bureau

BATON ROUGE -- Two days after Gov. Bobby Jindal said he would not be endorsing fellow Republican David Vitter for re-election to the U.S. Senate, his chief spokeswoman left the door open for a possible change of heart in the weeks to come.
"The governor hasn't gotten involved in the Senate race yet," Melissa Sellers said Tuesday, declining to elaborate.
Jindal caused a stir over the weekend when he said he had no plans to get involved in the race between Vitter and his chief Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon of Napoleonville.

"Voters can make up their own mind," Jindal said, adding that he does not get involved in federal races.
Two years ago, however, Jindal endorsed GOP state Treasurer John Kennedy in his unsuccessful Senate bid against Democrat Mary Landrieu, and he has supported other Louisiana Republicans running for Congress.
He also has lent fundraising support for several Republican congressional candidates around the country.
Sellers said Jindal's statement about federal races was referring only to the current election cycle, not previous years.
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