Gov. Jindal easily wins re-election - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gov. Jindal easily wins re-election

BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has easily coasted to a second term, winning in a landslide election after failing to attract any well-known or well-funded opposition to oust the popular Republican from office.

Jindal overwhelmed a field of nine competitors in the open primary Saturday. The 40-year-old Jindal, who took office in 2008, piled up $15 million in campaign cash from around the nation and attracted no Democratic challengers with statewide name recognition or fundraising heft in the face of his consistently high approval ratings and a near-collapse of the Democratic Party's clout in the state.

Jindal's leading challenger, Tara Hollis, a Democrat from north Louisiana, was an outsider to the political establishment and was unable to drum up the cash needed to challenge Jindal or mount a big-ticket advertising competition.

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