Jindal: No plans to run for president in 2012

"No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats," he says; will run for governor again next year

Melinda Deslatte
November 16, 2010 5:39AM (UTC)

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, now promoting his new book "Leadership and Crisis," says he doesn't plan to run for president in 2012.

Republicans are seeking hopefuls to challenge President Barack Obama, but the 39-year-old governor said Monday his only political ambition is to run for governor again next year.


"I'm not being coy at all. I'm not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats," Jindal told The Associated Press in an interview. "We have made great progress in Louisiana, but we've got a lot more work to do."

Jindal's book charts the rise of the 39-year-old son of Indian immigrants to the Louisiana governor's office, while criticizing the Obama administration. It's silent on any national ambitions.

Melinda Deslatte

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