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Indian-American Bobby Jindal easily wins second term as Louisiana governor

Washington, Sun, 23 Oct 2011 ANI

Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Louisiana's Indian origin Governor Bobby Jindal has easily won re-election to a second term against nine other candidates in a landslide election.


The 40-year-old Republican overwhelmed a field of nine competitors in the open primary, where a candidate wins the race outright if he or she receives more than 50 percent of the vote.


"I will use every day, every hour of these next four years to make Louisiana the very best that we can be. I don't believe in resting on our past accomplishments. I don't believe in taking time off," the New York Times quoted Jindal, as saying.


Jindal, who took office in 2008 piled up 15 million dollars in campaign cash from around the nation and attracted no Democratic challengers with statewide name recognition or fundraising heft.


His win comes amid the virtual collapse of the Democratic Party's clout in the state, the report said.


In the current term, Republicans have gained control of all seven statewide elected posts and both chambers of the legislature.


Jindal, who ruled out a 2012 Presidential run, is considered by some a possible presidential contender in the future. (ANI)


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