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Jindal stands by Rick Perry for GOP nomination

Jindal stands by Rick Perry for GOP nomination
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:21pm

(AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's not giving up on Rick Perry as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, despite Perry's poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

Jindal said Wednesday that he still believes in the Texas governor's viability and stands by his endorsement. The Louisiana governor says, "I'm not a fair-weather friend. It doesn't matter to me where he is in the polls."

Jindal campaigned with Perry in the final days leading to the Iowa caucus voting. Perry came in fifth, with 10 percent of the vote, but he's said he's not ending his campaign.

Jindal praises Perry's economic development and job creation record in Texas, his support of a smaller federal government and his help for Louisiana during several natural disasters.

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