In radio interview, Bobby Jindal won’t rule out a future run for elected office

Gov. Bobby Jindal has less than 24 hours left as Louisiana governor but he isn’t ruling out a future run for elected office.

“In the short term, I’m focused on the private sector,” he said In an interview on New York’s AM-970’s “The Cats Roundtable” on Sunday before adding, “You never say never.”

Jindal dropped his campaign for president in November after failing to gain traction nationally. He has said he has no plans to run for Louisiana’s opening U.S. Senate seat next year, but at 44 years old has been seen as a possible contender for president again in the future.

Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is set to be sworn into office during a noon ceremony at the state Capitol on Monday. Jindal, who has been governor for the past eight years, is expected to attend.

But come Tuesday morning, Jindal said he’ll be slipping back into a more normal lifestyle — dropping his daughter off at Baton Rouge Magnet High.

“I’ll be in the carpool line with the other parents,” he said.

Listen to Jindal’s interview on The Cats Roundtable here, beginning at about the 12:45 mark.