Jindal campaigns for Romney, GOP in Arkansas

By Kelly P. Kissel

Associated Press

Published: Friday, July 27 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, right, holds a Henry lever action rifle just presented to him as Republican Party of Arkansas chairman Doyle Webb applauds at fund raising dinner in Hot Springs, Ark., Friday, July 27, 2012.

Danny Johnston, Associated Press

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal urged Arkansas residents to give Republicans control of the Legislature this fall and to help the party sweep the state's four congressional seats.

After a speech at the Arkansas Republican Party convention Friday evening, Jindal accepted a Henry repeating rifle as a gift — No. 11 in a state party series that includes guns given to other Republican leaders. President Abraham Lincoln once received a similar gun, according to the party's chairman.

Jindal says the nation's economy has suffered under President Barack Obama and that Obama doesn't deserve another term. Jindal compared Obama to President Jimmy Carter, but said he meant Carter no disrespect.

Jindal's speech near President Bill Clinton's boyhood home closely tracked his Thursday speech in Iowa supporting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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