BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has easily
coasted to a second term, winning in a landslide election after
failing to attract any well-known or deep-pocketed opposition.
The 40-year-old Republican overwhelmed nine competitors in the
open primary Saturday. In Louisiana, a candidate wins the race
outright if he or she receives more than 50 percent of the vote.
Jindal piled up $15 million in campaign cash from around the
nation and attracted no Democratic challengers with statewide name
recognition or fundraising heft. He's had consistently high
approval ratings since taking office in 2008.
The first Indian-American governor in the United States, Jindal
is considered by some a possible presidential contender in the
future. He recently published a book and regularly appears on
national news shows.
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