Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
A video posted on Facebook shows Jindal telling his his wife and children "we have decided we are going to be running for president this year."
Once a rising star in the Republican party, Jindal is now struggling to stand out in a crowded primary field. Jindal is the 13th Republican to enter the race so far, and other candidates are expected to announce in the coming weeks.
The first Indian-American governor, Jindal has a strong appeal with social conservatives. He issued an executive order earlier this year protecting those who opposes same-sex marriage for religious reasons.
Here's the video:
Jindal also promised his daughter a puppy if they moved into the White House:
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