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Bobby Jindal wins gubernatorial race in Louisiana
U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal speaks to supporters at his election night party at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 20, 2007. The Republican Jindal came in first in the Louisiana gubernatorial election with 50 percent of the vote to become the next governor of the state. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)
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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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