07/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Recall Petition Filed Against Potential McCain Veep

Newly elected Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is facing a potential recall, after he declined to veto state legislators doubling their salaries.

A contender in John McCain's vice presidential pool, Louisiana's new governor won his campaign by pledging legislative ethics reform. Reacting to the recall petition, Governor Jindal's team released a statement that the pay raise was "excessive and they should reverse it."

Former Jindal supporters Ryan and Kourtney Fournier have 180 days to collect almost one million signatures to force the recall. Fournier explained to Robert Travis Scott of the New Orleans Times Picayune:

"Everybody feels a little frustration with the governor right now. He's not doing what we elected him to do."