Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the campaign for the Republican nomination enters the crucial fall stretch of the primary calendar, a source tells CNN.
Jindal is on his way to Florida and will be Perry's guest at Monday night's "Tea Party Republican Debate" broadcast on CNN from Tampa, the source said. Jindal is expected to formally make the announcement prior to the debate.
The two have been supportive of each others endeavors through the years. In his book Fed Up!, Perry mentions Jindal's efforts to save the Louisiana coastline during the BP spill last year while the federal government seemed to step in Jindal's way at every turn.
It seems a little early for endorsements, though, doesn't it?