BOBBY JINDAL to endorse RICK PERRY – The Washington Post
Bobby Jindal to endorse Rick Perry
Posted by Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza at 03:15 PM ET, 09/12/2011
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will endorse Rick Perry for president, becoming the second major GOP governor to offer a presidential endorsement Monday.
A source close to Jindal confirms the endorsement, which was first reported by CNN’s Mark Preston.
Jindal, who is often thought to be a potential future presidential candidate himself, has worked closely with Perry on hurricane-related issues and, as the governor of a neighboring Southern state, was a logical pick to back the Texas governor.
Earlier Monday, former presidential candidate and Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
Both Pawlenty and Jindal are expected to serve as important surrogates in the 2012 race.