Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal abandoned his campaign for president three months ago, but at least 63 people in New Hampshire still voted for him in this week’s GOP presidential primary.
Based on the latest tally and with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Jindal received the fewest votes of any of the major GOP candidates — current or former — who appeared on New Hampshire’s ballot. He was just a handful of votes below U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who suspended his campaign a month after Jindal (Graham got 69 votes, based on the 97 percent tally).
Jindal had made Iowa key to his campaign for president — visiting the Hawkeye State frequently. While he made several trips to New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Union-Leader wrote an editorial after he left the campaign trail criticizing Jindal for not putting enough emphasis on the Granite State.
Jindal recently endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for the Republican nomination, after Rubio’s surprise third-place finish in Iowa.
Donald Trump, the billionaire frontrunner in the race and a frequent Jindal target, came out on top in New Hampshire with 35 percent of the Republian vote. Rubio came in fifth. (See the full results from New Hampshire here.)