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A rising star in the Republican Party, Bobby Jindal became the first Indian American to be elected governor in the United States in 2007.
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He oversaw the evacuation of roughly 1.9 million people before the storm hit the region. His deft handling of this difficult situation earned him widespread praise, which continued when he guided his state through the devastating BP oil spill of 2010.
After serving in Congress and as governor, what will be next for this rising conservative star?
Some political analysts have suggested that Jindal could be among the vice-presidential running mate candidates being considered by 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. He has insisted that he is not considering the vice-presidential role, explaining that his governorship position is the job that he wants. "I think it's presumptuous to speculate on all of this," he said in 2012. "The reality is he will select whoever he thinks will do the best job, if called upon, to step into the job as president."
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