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.