Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threw his support behind Texas Governor and Presidential hopeful Rick Perry on Monday. Jindal’s support is considered crucial for the Presidential primary.
In a statement released to the press Jindal said:
“Rick Perry is the candidate who can lead our party to victory in 2012.”
Jindal went on to note:
“His record on job creation simply cannot be beat, and the one million jobs he’s helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama’s watch.”
Speaking against Jindal’s comments about Perry’s jobs record Mitt Romney revealed that the jobless rate in Texas is low because of the state’s low taxes, oil, and right to work laws, stating:
“If you’re dealt four aces, that doesn’t make you a terrific poker player.” Quipped Perry: “You were doing pretty good until you got to talking poker.”
The move comes just after Tim Pawlenty endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney earlier in the day, Romney is largely considered to be the top contender to Perry. Pawlenty dropped out of the GOP primary last month after failing to gain the type of support and momentum needed to compete on a national stage.
Speaking of the Jindal endorsement Robert Hause, Rick Perry’s Iowa chairman said:
“Gov. Jindal’s endorsement is a strong statement of support for a new leader who will get America working again.”
More endorsements from top GOP members are expected in the coming days as the primaries continue to heat up with debates and campaigning at every turn.
Do you believe Bobby Jindal’s endorsement will help Rick Perry’s chances at gaining the GOP’s nomination for President?