Appearing Tuesday on Fox News,
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal ended his campaign for the 2016
Republican presidential nomination.
“I've come to the realization that
this is not my time,” Jindal told Bret Baier, host of Special
Report. “So I came here to announce that I'm suspending my
campaign for president of the United States.”
Jindal is the third candidate after
former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
to drop out of the race.
“I cannot tell you what an honor it
has been to run for president of the United States,” he said.
Low poll numbers kept Jindal off the
Ross Baker, a political scientist at
Rutgers University, called Jindal's campaign an “airplane that
never took off.”
“Probably of all the candidates, I
think he's the one who just never got any traction at all,” Baker
As governor of Louisiana, Jindal fought
to keep gay
and lesbian couples from marrying in Orleans Parish, which
includes New Orleans, after the Supreme Court's June ruling struck
down gay marriage bans nationwide. He also issued a
“religious freedom” order which protects opponents of marriage