GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Republicans from across the state came together in Kent County Thursday for the 127th Annual Lincoln Day dinner.
While the headliners on tonight’s ticket were Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, a major name in GOP politics made a trip to Michigan all the way from Louisiana.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has been in and out of the national spotlight since he delivered the official Republican response to President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress in February 2009, and again in 2010 as he orchestrated Louisiana’s response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lately, Jindal’s been talking foreign policy, a topic that has some observers wondering if he’s gearing up for a presidential run.
FOX 17 asked the Republican about his White House aspirations.
“I’m certainly thinking about 2016,” Jindal explained. “I’ll be honest, I’m praying about it. My wife and I will make that decision sometime after the November elections.”
But tonight, Jindal was focused on supporting Michigan’s candidates.
“We need to focus on taking back the United States Senate,” said Jindal. “We got 36 governors’ races, very important races, keeping the (U.S.) House, winning these elections now.”