Number of women lawmakers to increase

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The number of women serving in the U.S. Congress will increase next year thanks to wins in Tuesday's national elections.

Indian in US Congress after 50 years

NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Indian newspapers Thursday hailed the election of Indian-American Bobby Jindal to a Louisiana Congressional seat, the second Indian to serve in Congress.

GOP candidate drops out of Louisiana race

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Republican state Rep. Steve Scalise has dropped out of the race in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District, the New Orleans Times-Picayune said Thursday.

GOP's Jindal announces for Congress in La.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Republican Bobby Jindal said Thursday that he would be a candidate for Congress in Louisiana's open 1st Congressional District.

Blanco is Louisiana's first woman governor

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Kathleen Blanco was sworn in Monday as the first woman governor of Louisiana. Blanco, a Democrat, defeated Republican Bobby Jindal in a hotly contested Nov. 15 runoff.

Louisiana gets first woman governor

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Louisiana Democrat Lt. Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Saturday became Louisiana's first female chief executive.

GOP's Jindal maintains lead in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- New polling data shows Republican Bobby Jindal continuing to run ahead of his opponent in Louisiana's gubernatorial election campaign.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Polls show GOP's Jindal leading in La.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Two recent polls show Republican Bobby Jindal leading in the race for governor in Louisiana.

Jindal leads for La. governor in new poll

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Republican Bobby Jindal leads Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco in the race to pick Louisiana's next governor.

Dem. poll has Blanco up in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A poll released by Louisiana Democrats shows Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco building a lead over Republican Bobby Jindal in the gubernatorial runoff.

Louisiana might yank Chirac's invitation

BATON ROUGE, La., March 28 (UPI) -- Louisiana political leaders are considering withdrawing an invitation asking French President Jacques Chirac to attend ceremonies closing the state's yearlong L

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 18, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

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Anti-genetic discrimination law debated

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Bush administration supports efforts to prevent discrimination based on genetic information, but new laws might be unnecessary, witnesses told a Senate hear
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Bobby Jindal

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party.

On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54.2% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest serving governor in the United States. However, on January 12, 2011, he became the second-youngest current U.S. governor, after Nikki Haley of South Carolina (Haley is seven months younger than Jindal). He is the first Indian-American governor in the country. In 2008, Governor Jindal was ranked one of the nation's most popular governors with an approval rating of 77%.

Before Jindal was elected governor, he was a member of Congress for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, elected in 2004. Jindal was re-elected to the House in the 2006 election with 88% of the vote. He was the second Indian-American elected to Congress.

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