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November 19, 2012
Louisiana Gov. Jindal was rumored to be in contention to be Mitt Romney's running mate, but was eventually delegated to campaign surrogate. Jindal has earned a reputation as a policy expert within the Republican Party, particularly on healthcare, though his first chance at the national stage, the 2009 Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address, was ineffectual and poorly reviewed. Jindal also presents an opportunity for the Republican Party, now more concerned than ever about demographic trends working against it.