BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal faces a field of nine competitors in Saturday's election, but they had little money to mount the type of advertising campaign needed to oust the popular Republican from a second term.
The contest is an open primary, meaning a candidate can win the seat outright if he or she receives more than 50 percent of the vote. Jindal was widely expected to easily win re-election. He has recently polled well above 50 percent, while his leading challenger - along with others vying for the seat - has polled in the single digits.
The 40-year-old Jindal, who took office in 2008, piled up $15 million in campaign cash from around the nation and attracted no Democratic challengers with statewide name recognition.
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