No Jindal '12?

The Louisiana governor's national stock fell sharply after the panned 2008 State of the Union response, and it never really recovered, but he's still mentioned occasionally as an attractive vice-presidential nominee. Hotline OnCall's Byron Tau reports that, based on his fundraising activity, it looks like Jindal doesn't have many national ambitions:

LA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) says he has no interest in running for the WH in '12 -- and his recently diminished fundraising profile and lack of a federal PAC confirm that Jindal is probably not just playing coy. The governor has taken no recent steps towards establishing a national fundraising vehicle for a possible WH '12 bid...

Jindal's "Believe In Louisiana" 527 group has almost entirely ceased operating since '08. The org. hasn't taken in a single contribution since Jan. '09. Expenditures over the past year and a half have come to a halt. In the last 6 months, the group has only been paying out small administrative expenses. So far this year, the org. has spent less than $3K -- a miniscule amount from a group that raised over $1M in '08 and spent over $600K on advertising in the governor's early days in office.

Read the full post at Hotline OnCall.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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