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Jindal: Walker win shows GOP competitive in Democratic strongholds

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of Mitt Romney’s most vocal supporters, said Tuesday night’s Republican win in Wisconsin is a bad omen for the Chicago-based re-election campaign of President Obama.

“A lot of the experts were predicting a late night in Milwaukee. Instead it looks like it’s going to be a late night in Chicago,” Mr. Jindal said in a late-night appearance on Greta van Susteren’s Fox News program.

Tuesday night’s results in a recall election — a blowout win for the first-term Wisconsin governor — are a clear indication that Republicans can compete and win this fall in Wisconsin, a traditional Democratic stronghold in presidential elections, as well as in neighboring Ohio and Michigan, Mr. Jindal said.

“It’s a great night for America,” the Louisiana governor said.

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David Eldridge

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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