Gov. Bobby Jindal told Politico on Wednesday that he is launching a nonprofit to “play offense in the war of ideas” on Capitol Hill.
The initiative accelerates speculation that Jindal is trying to mount a run for the White House in 2016.
The governor tapped one of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign managers, Jill Neunaber, to spearhead the nonprofit organization.
Jindal told Politico “America Next” will focus on ideas, such as an alternative to Obamacare.
Describing the nonprofit to Politico, the governor did not rule out a run for the White House, telling the political news organization that he is undecided on running for president. The statement is the first time Jindal has publicly acknowledged he is giving the idea consideration.