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Encyclopedia > Bobby Jindal
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
Bobby Jindal

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 14, 2008
Lieutenant Mitch Landrieu
Preceded by Kathleen Blanco

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 14, 2008
Preceded by David Vitter
Succeeded by Steve Scalise

Born June 10, 1971 (1971-06-10) (age 37)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Political party Republican
Spouse Supriya Jolly Jindal
Children Selia Elizabeth
Shaan Robert
Slade Ryan
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is a Republican politician and the current governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana.[1] Before his election as governor, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st congressional district, to which he was elected in 2004 to succeed current U.S. Senator David Vitter. Jindal was re-elected to Congress in the 2006 election with 88 percent of the vote. Jindal was the second Indian-American to serve in Congress. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... List of Governors of Louisiana First French Era Sieur Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville 1701-1713 Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac 1713-1716 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1716-1717 De lEpinay 1717-1718 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1718... 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On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest current governor in the United States. He also became the first non-white to serve as governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction, the first elected Indian-American governor in U.S. history, as well as the second Asian-American governor to serve in the continental United States after Gary Locke of Washington. is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For American Indians, see Native Americans in the United States or Indigenous peoples of the Americas. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ... Gary F. Locke, born January 21, 1950) was the Democratic governor of Washington (1997-2005), and the first American governor of Chinese descent in United States history. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...

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Personal life

Jindal (pronounced /ˈdʒɪndəl/) was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to recently arrived Punjabi Indian immigrants Amar and Raj Jindal, who were attending graduate school. His father left India and his ancestral family village of Khanpura in 1970.[2] His mother, Raj Jindal, is an information technology director for the Louisiana Department of Labor.[3] According to family lore, Jindal adopted the name "Bobby" from the character Bobby Brady after watching The Brady Bunch television series at age four. He has been known by that name ever since—as a civil servant, politician, student, and writer—though legally his name remains Piyush Jindal.[4] For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sangrur district is one of the seventeen districts in the state of Punjab in North-West India. ... The following is a list of characters from the American television series The Brady Bunch. ... The Brady Bunch is an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...

Gov. Jindal with First lady Supriya Jindal and son Shaan

Jindal was a Hindu, but converted to Catholicism in high school.[5] He has also offered his religious testimony before Baptist and Pentecostal congregations.[6] He attended public school at Baton Rouge Magnet High School and graduated when he was 16. In 1992, he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with honors in biology and public policy. Afterwards, he received a master's degree in political science from New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Baton Rouge Magnet High School is a magnet school founded in the early 1890s located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Providence redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... For other uses, see Biology (disambiguation). ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... A masters degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... and of the New College College name New College of St Mary Latin name Collegium Novum Oxoniensis/Collegium Sanctae Mariae Wintoniae Named after Mary, mother of Jesus Established 1379 Sister college Kings College, Cambridge Warden Prof. ... Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ...


After Oxford, he joined McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm, where he advised Fortune 500 companies. Most notable was his work for Indian tycoon Lakshmi Mittal of Arcelor Mittal.[citation needed] McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management in large corporations and organizations. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Lakshmi Narayan Mittal[1] (or Lakshmi Niwas Mittal) (born June 15, 1950) is a London-based Indian billionaire industrialist, born in Sadulpur village, in the Churu district of Rajasthan, India, and resides in Kensington, London. ... It has been suggested that Arcelor and Mittal Steel Company be merged into this article or section. ...


In 1997 Jindal married Supriya Jolly (born 1972). The couple has three children: Selia Elizabeth, Shaan Robert, and Slade Ryan. On August 15, 2006, Bobby Jindal assisted in delivering his third child when his wife awoke from sleep in labor.[7] This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Government service

In 1995 Republican U.S. Representative Jim McCrery (for whom Jindal had once worked as a summer intern) introduced Jindal to Republican Governor Mike Foster[8] In 1996 Foster appointed Jindal to be secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, an agency which then represented about 40 percent of the state budget. During his tenure as secretary, Louisiana's Medicaid program went from bankruptcy with a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million. Jindal was criticized during the 2007 campaign by the Louisiana AFL-CIO for having closed some local clinics to balance the budget.[9] In 1998 Jindal was appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, a 17-member panel charged with devising plans to reform Medicare. James Otis Jim McCrery, III, (born September 18, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana), is an American politician and has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1988; he represents the 4th District of Louisiana (map). ... Former Gov. ... For the rental car company, see Budget Rent a Car. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about budget deficits. ... Surplus means the quantity left over, after conducting an activity; the quantity which has not been used up, and can refer to: budget surplus, the opposite of a budget deficit economic surplus Surplus product or surplus value in Marxian economics physical surplus in the economic theory of Piero Sraffa Operating... American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a national trade union center, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 54 national and international unions (including Canadian), together representing more than 10 million workers. ... President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ...


In 1999, at the request of the Louisiana Governor's Office and the Louisiana State Legislature, Jindal volunteered his time to study how Louisiana might use its $4.4 billion tobacco settlement. In that same year, 1997, Jindal was appointed to become the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana System. In March 2001 he was nominated by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation.[10] He was later unanimously confirmed by a bipartisan vote of the United States Senate and began serving on July 9, 2001. In that position, he served as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.[11] He resigned from that post on February 21, 2003, to return to Louisiana and run for governor.[12] The Louisiana State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... The University of Louisiana System is one of four public University systems in Louisiana. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... DHHS redirects here. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2003 campaign for Governor

Jindal came to national prominence during the 2003 election for Louisiana governor. The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 2003 resulted in the election of Kathleen Babineaux Blanco as governor of Louisiana. ...


In what Louisianans call an "open primary" (but which is technically a jungle primary), Jindal finished first with 33 percent of the vote. He received endorsements from the largest paper in Louisiana, the New Orleans Times-Picayune; the newly-elected Democratic mayor of New Orleans, C. Ray Nagin; and the outgoing Republican governor, Mike Foster. In the second balloting, Jindal faced the outgoing lieutenant governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Lafayette, a Democrat. Despite winning in Blanco's hometown, he lost many normally conservative parishes in north Louisiana, and Blanco prevailed with 52 percent of the popular vote. In the jungle primary, all candidates run in the same initial election regardless of party label. ... The New Orleans Times-Picayune is the major daily newspaper serving New Orleans, Louisiana. ... fuck you // Fuck you Fuck you fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you btw Mister Nagin, don`t be angry. ... Murphy J. Mike Foster, Jr. ... Categories: Stub | 1942 births | Governors of Louisiana ... : Hub City : The Heart of Cajun Country United States Louisiana Lafayette 47. ... Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ...


Political analysts have speculated on myriad explanations for his loss. Some have blamed Jindal for his refusal to answer questions about his record brought up in several advertisements,[13] which the Jindal Campaign called "negative attack ads"; others note that a significant number of conservative Louisianans remain more comfortable voting for a Democrat, especially a conservative one, than for a Republican. Still others have mentioned the race factor, arguing that some voters were uncomfortable voting for a non-white person or that, in having to choose between color and gender as discriminators, enough white male voters preferred a white female over a dark male to tip the balance to Blanco. For other uses, see Race. ...


Despite his losing the election in 2003, the run for governor made Jindal a well-known figure on the state's political scene.


Congressman of the first district

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2006

A few weeks after the 2003 gubernatorial runoff, Jindal decided to run for Louisiana's 1st congressional district. The incumbent, David Vitter, was running for the Senate seat being vacated by John Breaux. Jindal moved to Kenner, to run for the congressional seat. The Louisiana Republican Party endorsed him in the primary despite the fact that Mike Rogers, also a Republican, was running for the same seat. The 1st District has been in Republican hands since a 1977 special election and is widely considered to be the most conservative district in Louisiana[citation needed]. Although Democrats have a plurality in voter registration[citation needed], the district tends to vote for socially conservative candidates. Jindal also had an advantage because his campaign was able to raise over $1 million dollars very early in the campaign, making it harder for other candidates to effectively raise funds to oppose him. He won with 78 percent of the vote. The first round of the Louisiana House election of 2006 were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ... The 1st Louisiana Congressional District seat is mostly comprised of land on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, although it also contains some of the South Shore. ... David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced BRO) was a United States senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. ... Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans that has a population of 70,517 (census 2000). ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ...


He was elected freshman class president and was appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security, the House Committee on Resources, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He was made vice-chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attacks. The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ... The U.S. House Committee on Resources, or Resources Committee (often referred to as simply Resources, as in Hes on Resources) is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Committee on Education and the Workforce is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


On May 3, 2008 a special election was held to determine Jindal's replacement. Steve Scalise, a state legislator, was elected with 75 percent of the vote over University of New Orleans professor Dr. Gilda Reed. [14] is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Jindal, congressman for Louisianas 1st congressional district, was elected Governor of Louisiana on October 20, 2007. ... Stephen Joseph Steve Scalise (born October 10, 1965) is a Republican lawmaker from Jefferson Parish (District 82) in the Louisiana House of Representatives. ... The Louisiana State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... The University of New Orleans, often locally called UNO, is a medium sized public urban university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Governor of Louisiana

See also: Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2007

On January 22, 2007, Jindal announced his candidacy for governor.[15] The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 2007 was held on October 20, 2007. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Polling data showed him with an early lead in the race, and he remained the favorite throughout the campaign. He defeated eleven opponents in the jungle primary held on October 20, including two prominent Democrats, State Senator Walter Boasso of Chalmette and Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell of Bossier City, and an independent, New Orleans businessman John Georges. In the jungle primary, all candidates run in the same initial election regardless of party label. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Louisiana State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The unincorporated community of Chalmette is the parish seat of St. ... Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) is an independent regulatory agency serving the public of Louisiana by managing its public utilities and motor carriers. ... Foster L. Campbell, Jr. ... Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. [1] [2] As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... In economics, a business (also called firm or enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to consumers or corporate entities such as governments, charities or other businesses. ... John Georges is a candidate in the 2007 Louisiana gubernatorial election. ...


Jindal finished with 699,672 votes (54 percent). Boasso ran second with 226,364 votes (17 percent). Georges finished with 186,800 (14 percent), and Campbell, who is also a former state senator, ran fourth with 161,425 (12 percent). The remaining candidates collectively polled three percent of the vote. Jindal polled pluralities or majorities in 60 of the state's 64 parishes (equivalent to counties in other states). He lost narrowly to Georges in Orleans Parish, to Boasso in St. Bernard Parish (which Boasso represented the in Legislature), and in the two neighboring north Louisiana parishes of Red River and Bienville located south of Shreveport, both of which are historically Democratic and supported Campbell. In the 2003 contest with Blanco, Jindal had lost most of the northern parishes.[16] For the use of the term in political theory, see Pluralism (political theory). ... A majority is a subset of a group that is more than half of the entire group. ... New Orleans (French: Nouvelle-Orléans) is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... St. ... Red River Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Bienville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... : Port City , River City , Ratchet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ...


Jindal assumed the position of governor when he took the oath of office on January 14, 2008. At 36, he became the youngest sitting governor in the United States. He is also Louisiana's first non-white governor since P. B. S. Pinchback served for 35 days during Reconstruction.[17] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with President of the United States oath of office. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (May 10, 1837 – December 21, 1921) was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. ...


Recall Petition

On June 27th, 2008, Louisiana's Secretary of State confirmed that a recall petition had been filed against Governor Jindal. Ryan and Kourtney Fournier filed the petition in response to Jindal's refusal to veto a bill that would more than double the current state legislative pay. The petitioners have 180 days to collect the signatures of over 900,000 registered voters to force a recall election on the ballot. If accomplished, a simple majority would be needed to remove the Governor. During his campaign for Governor, Jindal had pledged to prevent legislative pay raises that would take effect during the current term. [18] [19] Jindal responded by saying that he is opposed to the pay increase but that he had pledged to let the legislature govern themselves. [20] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ...


Speculation over vice presidential nomination

On February 8, 2008, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh mentioned on his syndicated show that Jindal could be a possible choice for the Republican vice presidential nomination in 2008. He said that Jindal might be perceived as an asset to McCain's campaign because he has support in the conservative base of the Republican Party and his youth offsets Sen. McCain's age. If McCain were to win the presidency, he would be the oldest president ever inaugurated to a first term.[21] Heightening the speculation, McCain invited Jindal, Governor Charlie Crist of Florida, and McCain's former rivals Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty to meet with at McCain's home in Arizona on 2008 May 23, Friday, according to a Republican familiar with the decision; Romney, Huckabee, and Pawlenty, all of whom were already well acquainted with McCain, declined because of prior commitments.[22] The meeting, however, may actually have served a different purpose, such as consideration of Jindal for the opportunity to speak at the 2008 Republican National Convention, in a similar fashion to Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, cementing a place for him in the party and opening the gate for a future run for the presidency.[23] On May 28, 2008, a Google Hot Trends report[24] for internet searches originating in the United States indicated a higher ranking and interest in Gov. Bobby Jindal. The report compared the search term 'Jindal' Vs. other leading GOP VP contenders including Gov. Huckabee as well as Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a favorite for the Democratic VP post. is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS,[2] Veep, or VP) is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... McCain redirects here. ... Charles Joseph Charlie Crist, Jr. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Huckabee redirects here. ... Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2008 Republican National Convention will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota from September 1 until September 4, 2008. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... 2004 Democratic National Convention logo The 2004 Democratic National Convention culminated in the arrival of John Kerry on July 29 to address the delegates. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius (born May 15, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves as the 44th Governor of Kansas. ...


Positions on selected social and political issues

Bobby Jindal has a 100% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee.[25] He opposes abortion without exception.[26][27] However, he does not condemn medical procedures meant to save the life of a pregnant woman that would indirectly cause the termination of the pregnancy.[28][29] Jindal also supports the use of emergency contraception in the case of rape.[30] He opposes stem cell research[31] and voted against increasing federal funding to expand embryonic stem cell lines.[32] The National Right to Life Committee is a right to life/pro-life organization, that was founded in in Detroit as a non-sectarian, non-partisan group, opposed to abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. ...


As a private citizen, Jindal voted for the "Stelly Tax plan",[33] a referendum named for former state Representative Vic Stelly of Lake Charles, which swapped some sales taxes for higher income taxes. Whether or not the "Stelly Plan" is giving the desired results is still hotly debated statewide. Early Republican challenger Steve Scalise challenged Jindal on his vote for this tax plan before Scalise dropped out of the congressional race in 2004. This article is about the City of Lake Charles. ... Stephen Joseph Steve Scalise (born October 10, 1965) is a Republican lawmaker from Jefferson Parish (District 82) in the Louisiana House of Representatives. ...


Jindal voted yes on making the PATRIOT Act permanent, voted in favor of the 2006 Military Commissions Act, supported a constitutional amendment banning flag burning,[34] and the Real ID Act of 2005.[35] Jindal has an A rating from Gun Owners of America. This article needs cleanup. ... The United States Military Commissions Act of 2006, Pub. ... The Flag Desecration Amendment, often referred to as the flag burning amendment, is a controversial proposed constitutional amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow the United States Congress to statutorily prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States. ... Flag desecration is a blanket term applied to various ways of intentionally defacing or dishonoring a flag, most often a national flag (though other flags are defaced as well). ... The REAL ID Act of 2005 requires people entering federal buildings, boarding airplanes or opening bank accounts to present identification that has met certain security and authentication standards. ... Gun Owners of America is the second largest gun rights organization in America. ...


He is a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee.[36] In 2006, Jindal voted with the Republican Caucus 97 percent of the time during the 109th Congress.[37] The Republican Study Committee is a caucus of conservative members of the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives. ... The 109th United States Congress meets from January 4, 2005, to January 1, 2007. ...


Jindal also supports co-payments in Medicaid.[38] Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ...


In 2006, Jindal sponsored the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act (H.R. 4761), a bill to eliminate the moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling over the U.S. outer continental shelf, which prompted the watchdog group Republicans for Environmental Protection to issue him an environmental harm demerit.[39] Jindal's 2006 rating from that organization was -4, among the lowest in Congress. The nonpartisan League of Conservation Voters also censured Jindal for securing passage of H.R. 4761 in the House of Representatives; the group rated his environmental performance that year at seven percent, citing anti-environment votes on 11 out of 12 critical issues. Jindal's lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters is seven percent.[40] Despite claims that Jindal's bill was successful,[41] H.R. 4761 was replaced by S 3711 (known as the Domenici-Landrieu Fair Share Plan). The original Senate version was passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Bush.[42] Look up Moratorium in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Offshore drilling typically refers to the act of extracting resources, primarily oil, in an ocean or lake. ...  Sediment  Rock  Mantle  The global continental shelf, highlighted in cyan The continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent and associated coastal plain, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow seas (known as shelf seas) and gulfs. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP) is a national organization of United States Republican Party voters formed in 1995. ... The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ... The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ...


Writings

A list of Jindal’s published writings up to 2001 can be found in the hearing report for his 2001 U.S. Senate confirmation.[43] They include newspaper columns, law review articles, and an article co-authored for the Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA, published continuously since in 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. ...


Additionally, Jindal’s pre-2001 writings include several articles in the New Oxford Review, one of which dealt with the subject of exorcism. In that 1994 article, Jindal described witnessing a friend seemingly being possessed by a demon. However, at the end of the article he questioned whether he actually witnessed spiritual warfare.[44] Spiritual possession is a concept of supernatural and/or superstitious belief systems whereby gods, daemons, demons, animas, or other disincarnate entities may temporarily take control of a human body, resulting in noticeable changes in behaviour. ... “Fiend” redirects here. ...


Electoral history

Governor of Louisiana, 2003


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First Ballot, October 4, 2003

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Bobby Jindal Republican 443,389 (33%) Runoff
Kathleen Blanco Democratic 250,136 (18%) Runoff
Richard Ieyoub Democratic 223,513 (16%) Defeated
Claude "Buddy" Leach Democratic 187,872 (14%) Defeated
Others n.a. 257,614 (19%) Defeated

Second Ballot, November 15, 2003 Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942) is a Democratic politician from and the current governor of Louisiana. ... Richard Phillip Ieyoub, Sr. ... Anthony Claude Buddy Leach, Jr. ...

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Kathleen Blanco Democratic 731,358 (52%) Elected
Bobby Jindal Republican 676,484 (48%) Defeated

U. S. Representative, 1st Congressional District, 2004 Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942) is a Democratic politician from and the current governor of Louisiana. ...


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First Ballot, November 2, 2004

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Bobby Jindal Republican 225,708 (78%) Elected
Roy Armstrong Democratic 19,266 (7%) Defeated
Others n.a. 42,923 (15%) Defeated

U. S. Representative, 1st Congressional District, 2006


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First Ballot, November 7, 2006

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Bobby Jindal Republican 130,508 (88%) Elected
David Gereighty Democratic 10,919 (7%) Defeated
Others n.a. 6,701 (5%) Defeated

Governor of Louisiana, 2007


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First Ballot, October 20, 2007

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Bobby Jindal Republican 699,672 (54%) Elected
Walter Boasso Democratic 226,364 (17%) Defeated
John Georges Independent 186,800 (14%) Defeated
Foster Campbell Democratic 161,425 (12%) Defeated
Others n.a. 23,682 (3%) Defeated

Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John Georges is a candidate in the 2007 Louisiana gubernatorial election. ... Foster L. Campbell, Jr. ...

References

  1. ^ Nossiter, Adam. “In a Southern U.S. state, immigrants' son takes over”, International Herald Tribune (2007-10-22).
  2. ^ Jindal's ancestral village celebrates his victory-Chandigarh-Cities-The Times of India
  3. ^ 2theadvocate.com | News | Jindal’s mother still with state — Baton Rouge, LA
  4. ^ [1] "He is Piyush, not Bobby," Rediff India Abroad, 16 November 2003
  5. ^ Whoriskey, Peter. "Jindal Wins Louisiana Race, Becomes First Indian American Governor", Washington Post, 2007-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-10-21. 
  6. ^ [2]"Jindal Throttles Back His High-Energy Style," Times Picayune, 13 June 2007
  7. ^ Rep. Jindal Delivers Son After Wife Wakes Up in Labor Fox News, August 15, 2006
  8. ^ "The Louisiana wunderkind: beholding Rep. Bobby Jindal", National Review
  9. ^ "Governor's race becomes a labor vs. business battle", The Town Talk
  10. ^ Biography of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, US Department of Health and Human Services. c. 2001. Accessed 25 Oct 2007.
  11. ^ Bobby's Experience
  12. ^ BOBBY JINDAL ANNOUNCES HE IS STEPPING DOWN AS HHS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION, US Department of Health and Human Services. February 13, 2003. Accessed 25 Oct 2007. "Jindal's resignation is effective Feb. 21."
  13. ^ Jindal counters Demo attacks http://www.nola.com
  14. ^ [| Louisiana Secretary of State]. For further information see the English Wikipedia article on Steve Scalise.
  15. ^ Jindal quietly begins his run The Times-Picayne, January 23, 2007
  16. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State-Multi-Parish Elections Inquiry
  17. ^ Whoriskey, Peter. "Jindal Wins Louisiana Race, Becomes First Indian American Governor", The Washington Post, Washington Post Company, 2007-10-21, p. A8. Retrieved on [[2007-10-21]]. 
  18. ^ Recall petition filed against Jindal Times Picayune, June 27, 2008 Ryan and Kourtney Fournier of Jefferson submitted paperwork to the Secretary of State's office that allows them to attempt to collect the nearly 1 million signatures needed over the next 180 days to force a recall election of the governor... He had pledged during his campaign last year to prohibit an immediate legislative pay raise
  19. ^ Jindal Action Plan (pdf)
  20. ^ Gov. Jindal's veto refusal contradicts candidate Jindal's campaign pledge The Advertiser June 18, 2008 "I am very sorry to see the Legislature do this," he said. "More than doubling legislative pay is not reasonable and the public has been clear on that... I will keep my pledge to let [the legislature] govern themselves and make their own decisions as a separate branch of government. I will not let anything, even this clearly excessive pay raise, stop us from moving forward with a clear plan of reform."
  21. ^ Curl, Joseph (2008-02-12). Running mate guessing game begins. Washington Times. Retrieved on 2008-03-03.
  22. ^ Nagourney, Adam (2008-05-21). McCain to meet possible running mates. New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-05-21.
  23. ^ Dvorak, Blake (2008-05-22). What About Jindal?. Real Clear Politics. Retrieved on 2008-05-22.
  24. ^ Google Trends: Bobby Jindal, Kathleen Sebelius
  25. ^ http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Bobby_Jindal_Abortion.htm
  26. ^ “Candidates for governor answer questions about social issues”, Times Picayune (2003-09-20): “Q: Under what circumstances, if any, do you believe an abortion should be allowed?....JINDAL: I am 100 percent pro-life with no exceptions. I believe all life is precious.”
  27. ^ http://capitolwatch.reallouisiana.com/html/BC4983D2-AC99-421E-83DC-00FD0707A94D.shtml
  28. ^ Sentell, Will and Dyer, Scott. “Abortion flier offends Jindal”, Baton Rouge Advocate (2003-11-11): "He said he does not condemn medical procedures aimed at saving the life of the mother that result indirectly in the loss of the unborn child as a secondary effect."
  29. ^ http://capitolwatch.reallouisiana.com/html/BC4983D2-AC99-421E-83DC-00FD0707A94D.shtml
  30. ^ http://capitolwatch.reallouisiana.com/html/BC4983D2-AC99-421E-83DC-00FD0707A94D.shtml
  31. ^ http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1668433,00.html
  32. ^ http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Bobby_Jindal_Abortion.htm
  33. ^ http://www.louisianaweekly.com/weekly/news/articlegate.pl?20040524p Louisiana Weekly
  34. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll296.xml
  35. ^ OpenCongress - Voting History: Rep. Bobby Jindal [R, LA-1]
  36. ^ RSC official site
  37. ^ AboutBobby.com
  38. ^ Bobby Jindal 2004 Congressional Campaign Website
  39. ^ Republicans for Environmental Protection 2006 Scorecard
  40. ^ [League of Conservation Voters 2006 National Environmental Scorecard]
  41. ^ The hard work pays off
  42. ^ U.S. Senate Passes Domenici-Landrieu "Fair Share" Plan in Early Morning 79-to-9 Vote</rer> Jindal supports the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.<ref>[http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1668433,00.html The Second Coming of Bobby Jindal] ''http://www.time.com</li> <li id="cite_note-42">'''[[#cite_ref-42|^]]''' [http://www.senate.gov/~finance/75166.pdf “Nominatons of Claude Allen, Thomas Scully, Piyush Jindal, Linnet F. Deily, Peter Allgeier, Peter R. Fisher, and James Gurule”], U.S. Senate Hearing 107-130, 107th Congress, 1st Session, pages 95-97 ([[2001-05-16]]).</li> <li id="cite_note-demon-43">'''[[#cite_ref-demon_43-0|^]]''' [http://www.newoxfordreview.org/article.jsp?did=1294-jindal "BEATING A DEMON: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare,"] ''New Oxford Review,'' December 1994: "I began to think that the demon would only attack me if I tried to pray or fight back....Did I witness spiritual warfare? I do not have the answers..."</li></ol></ref>

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Preceded by
David Vitter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 1st congressional district

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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Kathleen Blanco
Governor of Louisiana
January 14, 2008 – present
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has congratulated Indian-American Bobby Jindal on winning the Governor's election in Louisiana, with the White House saying it was an "incredible honour".
Jindal, a conservative Republican, broke racial barriers when he soundly and decisively defeated 11 candidates to become the youngest governor of the once racially segregated state.
Jindal contested for the post on a platform that pledged clean politics and in the process became the first Indian-American to lead a state.
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The candidature of Bobby, born as Piyush Jindal, is striking in that he enjoys the support of outgoing Republican governor Mike Foster and, at 32 years, he has already served as a senior official in the Bush Administration.
Jindal's ability to overcome the disadvantage of race is attributed to his frankly extremist Republican agenda and his promise to introduce education reforms and abolish several state business taxes, which he says have made the southern state unattractive to industry, his campaign secretary Trey Williams said.
Jindal was born and raised in Baton Rouge.
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