Jindal on 2012 Run: No Thanks
La. governor plans re-election run in 2011
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2008 5:34 PM CST
Obama and Jindal met at the National Governor's Association earlier this month in in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Republican rising star Bobby Jindal sought to quash speculation today that he's planning a presidential run in four years. The 37-year-old Louisiana governor said he has no interest in the White House and instead plans to run for re-election in 2011. The Indian-American called being governor "one of the best jobs" in politics because "you actually get to get things done," the Virginian-Pilot reports. 

"The American people are tired of presidential campaigning, politicking," said Jindal. "I think anybody that is even thinking about running would be well-served to roll up their sleeves and support our new president, support our new Congress.”