Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joins Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for Republican fundraiser

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed nothing but praise for each other Wednesday just before Jindal gave the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Mississippi Republican Party.
“When I was elected governor last year, the first call I got was from Bobby Jindal, congratulating me and letting me know he was there, if I needed his help to call on him, and that’s exactly that we’ve done, is call on him,” said Bryant, who was elected in 2011.

Bryant told reporters during a press conference that he looked to Jindal’s work as governor in Louisiana as he’s crafted his own policy. He went on to say Jindal was a mentor and he enjoyed sharing good news with him.

Bryant said while they’re friends, they’re also competitors, though even that was meant as a compliment.

AP
4/3/13