Chart: Among Governors Running for President, Jindal Has Best Anti-Spending Record

Of the 17 GOP Presidential candidates, nine have experience serving as chief executive of a state. A study by Dan Clifton, head of policy research at Strategas Research Partners, provides an apples to apples comparison of their record on government spending. The chart below compares the average annual increase in general fund spending during each Governor’s term. The chart shows that during his time in office, Gov. Jindal has the most aggressive anti-spending record:

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