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Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign

Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal suspended his campaign for president on Tuesday.

Jindal failed to qualify for any of the four primary GOP debates during his campaign, and garnered only 3 percent in the polls. With his campaign falling short on funding, Jindal decided to withdraw from the race for the time being.

Jindal has also not been particularly popular in his role as governor. In a recent poll, he received a 70 percent disapproval rating. According to the same poll, one-fourth of Louisiana Republicans plan to vote for the Democratic candidate, John Bel Edwards, in the next election.

“I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time,” Jindal said when announcing his decision to suspend the campaign.

Jindal will return to America Next, a think tank he established to promote his policy ideas.

Jindal’s decision to withdraw leaves 14 Republican candidates in the race at this time. Currently, candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson are polling the highest in the GOP race.

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