On Thursday, Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal, Republican candidate for governor in Louisiana, began his non-stop, 40-hour yatra christened 'Hit The Ground Running'.
His wife Supriya, their 20-month-old daughter, Selia Elizabeth, his parents and in-laws are accompanying him. Jindal's campaign staff said he wanted to personally meet the residents of Louisiana.
Here: Jindal greets his supporters at a rally on the Capitol steps at Baton Rouge on Thursday night.
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi