Governor Bobby Jindal's re-election campaign has the endorsement of Senator David Vitter, but the governor seems to downplay the senator's nod. Mr. Jindal says he IS grateful to Mr. Vitter, but says "endorsements don't win elections." Jindal says he must personally get out the message that Louisiana has made progress under his leadership. He says there is plenty of time before the October primary election to get the word out.

Jindal has at least $10-million in his campaign warchest for advertising--with no well-financed opponent yet declared to challenge him.

Jindal did not offer Vitter his support for re-election last fall. Vitter's 2007 escort service scandal is believed to be the reason.