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Breaking News: Jindal Announces In Virginia He Will Not Run For President In 2012

Take it for what it's worth, but Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of the nation's fasting rising Republican stars, said flat out today he will not run for president in 2012. He was asked point blank by Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Tyler Whitley in the first question at a joint news conference at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond with Attorney General Bob McDonnell, which ended within the hour, where the nation's youngest governor offered his absolute and enthusiastic endorsement of the AG in his bid become the commonwealth's next governor in next year's statewide elections.

More to come from the press conference, but wanted to get this out now.

McDonnell Lines Up Endorsement From GOP Rising Star

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell today announced that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will participate with him in a news conference tomorrow in Richmond where the popular Republican also will headline a fundraiser for the attorney general. We hope to be there and bring back some insights.

Here is the official word from McDonnell's office:

Attorney General Bob McDonnell and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to Hold Joint Press Conference Wednesday in Richmond

Jindal Visiting Richmond to Headline Fundraiser for McDonnell's Gubernatorial Campaign

Louisiana Governor, and national Republican figure, Bobby Jindal will visit Richmond on Wednesday, December 10, to support Attorney General Bob McDonnell's 2009 campaign for Governor. The two will hold a press conference at the Jefferson Hotel at 11:35 a.m. Following that event, the governor will headline a private fundraiser for the attorney general at another location.

All members of the press are invited and encouraged to attend Wednesday's press conference. Governor Bobby Jindal has built an impressive record in his role as Governor of Louisiana, and established himself as one of the rising stars of the Republican Party. Prior to being elected to his current position he served as a member of Congress, and, prior to that, as the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana system. Today he is the nation's youngest governor, and he is widely considered to be a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination if he chooses to run.