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Will Bobby Jindal Back David Vitter? 

  In an interview with Politico's Jonathan Martin this week, Gov. Bobby Jindal "pointedly declined" to say whether he would be endorsing fellow Republican David Vitter in the 2010 Senate race. "We'll make a decision whether we'll get involved in that race once we get closer. We haven't made that decision yet," Jindal told Politico. Martin noted that Jindal "has been cautious in the past about his endorsements," which may be true on a national level, but Jindal has been busy putting his muscle behind several Louisiana candidates this year, including an August endorsement of Brent Callais, who was running for Reggie Dupre's vacated seat in Senate District 20. In March, Jindal endorsed Lee Domingue in the race for Senate District 16, and last November, he endorsed state Treasurer John Kennedy, who was running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Mary Landrieu. Jindal's reluctance to endorse Vitter may have its upside for the senator; in all three races where Jindal interjected himself, his chosen candidate lost. — Kevin Allman


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