I had assumed that Scalise would run-—I’m just so surprised he didn’t announce the minute that Jindal was announced as having won the governorship outright in the jungle primary.
From what I recall from his protracted 2004 run, he’s a solid conservative.
It would have looked bad for him to announce that quickly, he was just elected to his first term to the state senate. That might have hurt his chances if he was seen as office-hopping.
And yeah, Scalise is very good. He even tried to run to Bobby’s right in 2004.