Jindal gambles on Kennedy in Louisiana

Still, Kennedy is rightly seen as an underdog so Jindal is taking a real risk in endorsing him so prominently and so close to election day. If Kennedy goes on to win (or lose VERY narrowly) Jindal’s influence will likely be increased as a political kingmaker. If Kennedy goes down to a convincing defeat, on the other hand, some of the shine on Jindal will have worn off in the eyes of some in national Republican circles.