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Jindal ends third quarter with little cash on hand

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The presidential campaign of Republican candidate Bobby Jindal looks barely viable, with the Louisiana governor finishing the most recent fundraising quarter with just $261,000 in the bank.

Jindal’s campaign spent more than it raised, taking in $579,000 and spending $832,000 between July 1 and Sept. 30.
 
{mosads}Jindal has less than 1 percent support in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls. Those numbers have kept Jindal on the undercard debate stage with other less popular candidates including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
 
The Louisiana governor is arguably in a weaker financial position than former candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker were before they quit the race last month. 
 
While Perry had less cash in hand than Jindal — the former Texas governor had just $45,000 in his campaign account last quarter — he at least had a well-funded supporting super-PAC. 
 
Both Perry and Walker benefited from super-PACs that had more than $15 million that they could spend to boost the candidates. But the main pro-Jindal super-PAC, “Believe Again,” disclosed contributions of $3.7 million in its midyear report.

Shannon Dirmann, Press Secretary  said in an email Thursday, “This is an election not an auction. We are running a lean mean campaign. We are tied for 5th right now in Iowa and plan to win it on February 1st.”

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