Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign says he will formally file papers Friday to qualify for South Carolina’s Feb. 20 primary.
The move is a clear signal that Jindal has no intentions of ditching his campaign, despite low polling nationally that has kept him off of two nationally-televised main GOP debate stages.
Presidential qualifying for the first in the South primary costs $44,000 and the deadline is Sept. 30. It’s been seen as the next big test of whether campaigns are serious. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ditched his run for president last week, amid widely-reported financial issues.
Earlier this week, the pro-Jindal Believe Again political action committee announced campaign events for Jindal through Iowa’s Feb. 1 caucuses.
Jindal’s campaign raised $350,000 at a New Orleans fundraiser Thursday night.
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