Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
Two-term governor of Louisiana is considered a rising star within the Republican Party. The son of Indian immigrants, Jindal campaigned during his first campaign to be governor on rooting out political corruption and turning around a state budget heading to financial crisis. He reduced the deficit through spending cuts that includes reducing state employee pensions.
Changes to the education system, which include battles with the teachers' unions, top his agenda. He supports charter schools and state funding for private school tuition, also known as school vouchers.
Jindal endorsed Rick Perry, the governor of neighboring state of Texas, early in the campaign and had remained neutral until Santorum dropped out on April 10, when he then backed Romney. Jindal is the first Indian American to serve as a governor.