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Bobby Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Race

Jindal dropped out of the presidential race. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday he is ending his presidential bid, after failing to gain traction in the large GOP primary field.

"This is not my time, so I am suspending my campaign for President," Jindal said in a statement.

Jindal's team had hoped the former congressman and two-term governor, who made religious freedom a tenet of his campaign, could gain traction in the early state of Iowa, where evangelical voters are key in the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

But Jindal is currently hovering at just 3 percent in the polls in the Hawkeye State, with no sign his numbers would increase.

With his exit, the GOP primary field now stands at 14 candidates.

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