Bobby Jindal Talks Presidency, Turtles and Puppies in Announcement Videos

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy for president on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 via posts on Twitter and Facebook. Here, he addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, June 19, 2015. Carlos Barria/Reuters

Bobby Jindal tweeted and posted on Facebook Wednesday to announce his candidacy in the 2016 presidential race.

With 140 characters or less, the governor of Louisiana enters an already-crowded field of contenders vying for the Republican nomination.

"I had to tell a few people first. But I want you to be next. I'm running for President of the United States of America," Jindal wrote on Facebook, linking to his campaign website. The post included a video, one of several on the "Bobby Jindal for President" site, featuring Jindal and his wife discussing the announcement with their three children.

"My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for President of the United States of America. There were three people I think you would agree my wife Supriya and I had to tell first," the announcement begins.

I had to tell a few people first. But I want you to be next. I'm running for President of the United States of America. Join me: http://www.bobbyjindal.com/announcement/

Posted by Bobby Jindal on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The subsequent videos, which all appear to be filmed with a camera placed in a tree above the patio table where the family is seated, show Jindal's daughter asking for a puppy and one of his sons getting distracted by a turtle. Jindal may not have a great shot at winning the GOP nomination or the presidency, as The Washington Post predicts, but he just might win for the oddest announcement.

Jindal, who became the first Indian-American governor in 2007, is scheduled to make his formal announcement Wednesday afternoon in Kenner, Louisiana. It will be broadcast live on Fox News on Wednesday at 5:45 pm EDT, with his son Shaan giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look via the live-streaming app Periscope.