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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.

Vitter Expected to Reach Runoff in Louisiana Gubernatorial Race

Despite troubles, Vitter poised to emerge in run-off after Saturday's election. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A week that began with the new allegations involving a former New Orleans escort against Sen. David Vitter will end with the Republican’s appearance on the ballot Saturday in Louisiana’s heated contest to replace the state’s term-limited governor, Republican Bobby Jindal.  

But despite the intense focus on Vitter’s personal woes by his opponents and outside groups, he is on the cusp of weathering the storm yet again. At least until a runoff next month.  

Louisiana Campaigns Tread Water Until Vitter's Race

If Vitter is elected Louisiana's next governor, political dominoes there could quickly start to fall. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

For a number of ambitious Republicans in Louisiana, a whole lot hinges on the state’s gubernatorial election later this year — and Sen. David Vitter.  

Vitter is one of four candidates facing off in the Pelican State’s “jungle primary” in October. He will be up against two other Republicans and one Democrat in a race that, unless a single candidate gets half the vote, would advance the two top candidates to a runoff in late November. If he ultimately emerges as the victor — and that’s still an "if"— a brand new set of ifs would arise and leave politicians at several levels in Louisiana stuck watching and waiting.  

Super PAC Donor Gives $585K More, Joins Top Tier (Updated)

An individual donor to Super PACs has given $585,000 in April and May, moving him into the top ten Super PAC donors this election cycle.  

John Jordan , the CEO of the Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, California, has contributed $585,000 to the New Republican.org super PAC during April and May. He gave $285,000 on April 24th, and $300,000 on May 5th , which was reported today.