Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's running for president

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Thursday, May 29, 2014.

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has tweeted that he's running for president.

The 44-year-old, two-term governor entered the GOP nomination race without the national prominence of some of the dozen rivals in the competitive field.

But strategist Curt Anderson says Jindal will promote himself as "the youngest candidate with the longest resume," highlighting an extensive background in public policy and government.

Anderson and Timmy Teepell - who's becoming campaign manager - say Jindal will continue to court evangelical voters and focus on his reputation as an ideas man.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.