Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal confirmed today that he will make a major announcement regarding the 2016 Presidential election on June 24th in New Orleans, LA.
Jindal released the following statement:
For some time now, my wife Supriya and I have been thinking and praying about whether to run for the Presidency of our great nation. I’m pleased to say that we will announce our final decision on June 24th in New Orleans.
If I decide to announce on June 24th that I will seek the Republican nomination for President, my candidacy will be based on the idea that the American people are ready to try a dramatically different direction. We don’t need just small changes, we need a dramatically different path.
President Obama has started to redefine the American Dream, turning it into the European Nightmare. Because of this, I believe our country is in serious trouble and that the hour is late for America. Economic collapse is much closer to the door than people realize, our culture is decaying at a rapid rate, and our standing in a dangerous world is at an all-time low.
However, the problems caused by 7 years of weak leadership and mistakes in the Obama administration can be corrected. But they won’t be fixed by just sending Republicans to Congress. It will only be fixed by a President who is willing to make hard decisions and who has the ideas to change our country’s future.
While other Republican leaders are talking about change, I’ve published detailed plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, rebuild America’s Defenses, make America energy independent, and reform Education for our nation’s children.
The Republican 2016 field currently consists of nine candidates including: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), former Governor George Pataki (R-NY) and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) is expected to join the race this week during a scheduled announcement on Thursday in Addison, TX.