Magazine October 31, 2011, Issue

The Storm-Calmer

(Roman Genn)
Bobby Jindal is leading Louisiana’s revival

Baton Rouge, La.

The Louisiana Democratic party has effectively conceded this year’s gubernatorial race. This does not mean merely that the party could not find a big-name challenger — though they couldn’t — or that they could not even find a token state legislator to be the sacrificial lamb, though they could not do that, either. Technically, four candidates ran as Democrats in the state’s nonpartisan “jungle primary”; the best-known among them was a Haynesville, La., middle-school teacher. No, what really stands out is that the Democratic State Central Committee declined to endorse any of them.

Such is Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s

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