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Louisiana Gov. Jindal to announce 2016 plans today

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By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press
  
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appears ready to launch a long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
  
He's expected to anchor his campaign in a courtship of evangelical voters and his reputation as a man of ideas.
  
The 44-year-old, two-term governor begins without the national prominence of some of the dozen rivals in the competitive pack.
  
But Jindal, an Oxford-educated son of Indian immigrants, points to a political career filled with unexpected achievements.
  
Jindal talked a governor into appointing him health secretary at age 24 with little background in health management or government, then won election to Congress at age 32 and became governor four years later.
  
His expected campaign launch is scheduled Wednesday afternoon in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, where he lived as a congressman.

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