Unable to break through in the race for the Republican nomination for President, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana gave up on his bid for the White House on Tuesday, as the winnowing of the GOP field continued, with two and half months until the Iowa Caucus.
“I cannot tell you what an honor it has been to run for President of the United States of America,” Jindal said in a statement that he posted on Facebook.
Jindal found himself mired way down in the national polls, as he was on the pre-debate stage in each of the four Republican debates held in 2015.
His poll numbers had shown some life in Iowa; but it wasn’t enough to save his candidacy.
“I believe we have to be the party of growth and we can never stop being the party that believes in opportunity,” Jindal said. “We cannot settle for The Left’s view of envy and division.”