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US presidential candidate announcements: Thirteen's a crowd

ON JUNE 24th the two-term governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, entered the race for president becoming the 13th candidate for the Republican Party and the first Indian-American to make a serious bid for the White House. Although this comes 503 days before the general election he is a latecomer to throwing his hat into an already crowded Republican ring (Scott Walker and Chris Christie are likely to enter soon). Ted Cruz kicked off this year’s season of presidential announcements back in March. Why do candidates announce so early?Before the 1970s, campaigns tended to be shorter. Candidates often announced only a few months before election day. Campaigns grew longer after the Democrats rewrote their party rules to give more weight to primary elections in the states rather than secretive negotiations at the nominating convention. This forced candidates to make their pitches directly to ordinary voters, which takes longer. The Republicans followed suit.The “invisible” primary campaign lasts even longer than the official one. This year’s candidates have already attended a number of events in Iowa, the first state to vote in the process of nominating candidates. Mr Jindal himself has been spending an increasing amount of time outside his home state of Louisiana in the past year, travelling to Iowa and other early-primary states on a number of occasions. On the day of his …

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