Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal garnered the biggest round of applause at an Iowa event Thursday featuring high-profile presidential hopefuls, according to the Des Moines Register.

At the Family Leader's regional summit in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, it was Jindal who drew high praise from attendees among others such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and ex-U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

When Jindal took the stage to speak there was "a standing ovation ... then another big one at his close -- the most enthusiastic of the night."

Click here to read the report and see some of Jindal's comments.

Jindal has struggled early on to pick up steam as he apparently builds toward a run for president.

In recent Washington Post rankings, Jindal ranked No. 9 out of 10 names who could be the Republican Party's nominee for the 2016 race.

Last month, Jindal announced through his political adviser, Timmy Teepell, that he will wait until the upcoming legislative session ends in June before announcing whether he'll officially enter the race.


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