Both candidates remaining in the governor’s race — Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter — have criticizedRepublican Gov. Bobby Jindal on the campaign trail.
And following Saturday’s runoff, it appears Jindal isn’t eager to pick which of the two he would prefer succeeds him in the governor’s office.
The National Review caught up with Jindal in Boulder on Wednesday and asked which he prefers: Republican Vitter or Democrat Edwards. Jindal has frequently butted heads with both men.
“We haven’t made that decision yet,” Jindal, who is running for president, demurred when asked if he planned to endorse in the race, NRO reports. “That doesn’t mean we won’t. But we haven’t made that decision yet.” (You can read more of his comments on the race and endorsements here.)
It’s no secret that Jindal and Vitter have an icy relationship. And as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Edwards has been one of Jindal’s most vocal opponents at the state Capitol.
Even with his popularity waning in his home state, Jindal took part in a unity rally last fall with other Republicans in support of Bill Cassidy’s run for U.S. Senate. Vitter, one of Cassidy’s key backers in the race, also attended.
Voters will decide between Edwards and Vitter on Nov. 21.