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Bobby Jindal Is Running For President

In a video posted on Facebook, the GOP Louisiana governor tells his family he is running for president.

Posted on June 24, 2015, at 12:40 p.m. ET

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

A video posted on Facebook shows Jindal telling his his wife and children "we have decided we are going to be running for president this year."

Once a rising star in the Republican party, Jindal is now struggling to stand out in a crowded primary field. Jindal is the 13th Republican to enter the race so far, and other candidates are expected to announce in the coming weeks.

The first Indian-American governor, Jindal has a strong appeal with social conservatives. He issued an executive order earlier this year protecting those who opposes same-sex marriage for religious reasons.

Jindal also promised his daughter a puppy if they moved into the White House:

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