In recent weeks, while Gov. Bobby Jindal was out working to help elect Republican congressional candidates in Mississippi and Florida, many in Louisiana were beginging to wonder why he wasn’t playing more of a role in state treasurer John Kennedy’s campaign for U.S. Senate. This week, Jindal is answering the call for Kennedy, as the campaign has launched a new commercial starring Jindal, who gives a ringing endorsement of the Republican state treasurer. “John is a conservative, he’s honest and he’s not afraid to stand up to anyone,” Jindal says in the ad. Kennedy faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Nov. 4 election. Jindal’s endorsement ad comes as Kennedy appears to be gaining momentum in the final weeks of the campaign; his campaign recently released a poll showing the state treasurer closing the gap to within five percentage points of Landrieu. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also announced it is spending at least another $500,000 on pro-Kennedy ads.

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