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Bobby Jindal to take part in South Carolina town hall series for Republican presidential candidates

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slated to take part in a South Carolina town hall series next month intended to highlight Republican presidential candidates.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, is hosting the series. The event featuring Jindal will be Aug. 20 at Wofford College.

“Tim knows that the best way for the people of South Carolina to make their… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal set to resume presidential campaign, following Lafayette shooting

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slated to return to the presidential campaign trail Tuesday, after putting his run on hold to respond to a fatal shooting at a Lafayette movie theater last week.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal

According to Jindal’s campaign, the 2016 hopeful is traveling to New York for a round of media interviews.

Jindal, who has spent… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal struggles in polls, outside top 10 in national survey

Associated Press photo by NICKI KOHLGov. Bobby Jindal speaks to community members during a town hall meeting at the American Legion in Dubuque, Iowa, on Monday.

Gov. Bobby Jindal remains in the low single digits in a CNN national poll of support for candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination, outside the top-10 ranking needed to potentially help qualify him for the nationally televised prime-time debate on Fox News Aug. 6.

Meanwhile, a poll by NBC and Marist College of Republican voters in Iowa put… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal's campaign emphasizing improvement in Iowa polls but national survey shows little change

Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Gov. Bobby Jindal registered at just 1 percent in a recent survey of Republicans on their favorite candidate for the White House in the 2016 election, continuing his lackluster performance in national polls. The Public Policy Polling survey, conducted July 20-21, placed Jindal in a tie for 12th in the crowded Republican field. Fox News has announced it will draw… Continue reading →

Jay Dardenne jabs Bobby Jindal over how much his presidential campaign costs Louisiana, calls Jindal to reimburse the state for expenses tied to his White House run

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne speaks, Friday, July 17, 2015, during a forum hosted by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) during their 2015 Summer Conference Gubernatorial Candidate Forum at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, La.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican running for governor, is calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to reimburse the state for expenses tied to Jindal’s run for president. In a letter sent to Jindal and distributed to media, Dardenne says Jindal should pay back the state for the cost of the protective detail provided by Louisiana State Police when he travels to… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal's campaign quotes 'Bill & Ted' film regarding latest poll numbers

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign for president has been plugging non-stop its internal poll that shows Jindal’s support in Iowa on the rise. But in an email to reporters Thursday, Team Jindal made an unexpected reference, linking to a 7-second clip fromBill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. “A week ago, I wrote to y’all noting that something was afoot in… Continue reading →

Poll by Bobby Jindal's team shows big surge by governor in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Gov. Bobby Jindal draws the support of 8 percent of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa, according to a recent internal poll by his 2016 presidential campaign — a rate twice that of his best showing in independent surveys. The poll result put Jindal in a tie for fourth in the crowded Republican field. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal: Obama's failure to 'call a spade a spade' on radical Islam endangers U.S. security

Democratic President Barack Obama should, for once, “lead from behind” and follow the example of British Prime Minster David Cameron in “calling a spade a spade” by explicitly identifying radical Islam as the enemy of the United States, Gov. Bobby Jindal says in an opinion piece published by Conservative Review. Obama’s failure to invoke the phrase endangers U.S. security, Jindal… Continue reading →

Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards to hold fundraiser before Louisiana Democrats event

State Rep. John Bell Edwards, the only major Democrat who has launched a gubernatorial campaign, will hold a fundraiser in New Orleans this weekend in the run up to the Louisiana Democratic Party’s major annual fundraiser. Both events will take place at the same location — the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street, with Edwards’ fundraiserContinue reading →

Good news, bad news for Gov. Bobby Jindal in latest presidential poll

Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Washington – The good news for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is that his performance in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll ticked up from the organizations’ May poll of contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — into a tie for 11th place in the crowded field.

The bad news is that he went from invisible to 2 percent,… Continue reading →

New York Times: Donald Trump dismissive of Bobby Jindal, criticism: 'Oh, bah bah. I think he’s at zero'

The New York Times has published “unfiltered” excerpts from recent interviews with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, in which he blasts Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as being among the candidates he’s “creaming in the polls.”

Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Republican presidential… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal's former executive counsel Jimmy Faircloth's law firm again chosen to defend state

The state is being sued over a government agency’s policies, and once again, the Jindal administration is turning to Jimmy Faircloth, the Pineville lawyer who was Gov. Bobby Jindal’s first executive counsel. Faircloth, Melton & Keiser LLC, his 10-lawyer firm with offices in Alexandria and Baton Rouge, will get paid up to $100,000 to represent the… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal slips below 1 percent in Fox News poll of Republican presidential candidates

FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to students during a campaign stop at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Jindal has raised about $579,000 for his campaign, while his outside allies say they've collected $8.7 million more to help spread his message. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal lost ground in the latest Fox News poll of candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, slipping below 1 percent and into 15th place in the large field. Fox News will use an average of national polls to determine the top 10 Republican candidates to appear in the network’s prime-time debate telecast Aug. 6 — the… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal to make Saturday campaign visit to Iowa church that preaches creationism

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking his campaign for president to an Iowa church Saturday that preaches the earth was created by God 6,000 years ago, the Des Moines Register reports. Jindal, seeking the 2016 nomination, is not the only Republican candidate who has made a pilgrimage to the church. Iowa is home to the Feb. 1 caucuses that kick… Continue reading →

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson backs Bobby Jindal, urges others to 'chip in,' but Robertsons not listed among contributors

Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis-- Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson watches festivities in the first quarter during LSU's  game vs ULM Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Baton Rouge.

Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has made no secret of his support for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign for president. bobby jindal duck dynasty Photo via A&E: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal presents Willie Robertson with an award on Duck Dynasty. Robertson has talked about backing Jindal’s run in multiple interviews,… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal: Tennessee shooting ‘underscores the grave reality of the threat posed to us by radical Islamic terrorism’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal released a statement today saying he doesn’t even though few details are known at this point about the motivation behind the deadly attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left four Marines dead on Thursday, “it certainly looks like an act of terrorism.”… Continue reading →

Interactive map: Which states are contributing most to Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign?

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jidnal’s campaign for president filed its first campaign finance report this week. Jindal took in just over half a million dollars from individual donors. Much of the money came from Louisiana. See the full breakdown by state below. Hover over each state to see exactly how much Jindal pulled in from there.… Continue reading →

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to raise and dispense money in style

Washington — U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, continued to play the leadership fundraising game in the second quarter of 2015, according to political fundraising reports he filed with the Federal Election Commission for April-June. Scalise, elected to the No. 3 position in the House hierarchy by his Republican colleagues in June 2014, raised $945,350 in the second… Continue reading →

Observers say Bobby Jindal has enough money 'to have his voice heard'; familiar names among direct donors

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to community members during a town hall meeting at the American Legion in Dubuque, Iowa on Monday, July 13, 2015. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Gov. Bobby Jindal has amassed more than $9 million to support his long-shot run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his aides said Wednesday — an amount that should enable him to make his case to voters in at least the early stages of the campaign, even if it’s far short of the… Continue reading →

AG won’t weigh in on Bobby Jindal’s executive order, despite legislator’s request

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell won’t be weighing in on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “Marriage and Conscience Order.” Despite a formal request from state Rep. Pat Smith, the Attorney General’s office says it won’t issue an opinion on the order, which seeks to carve out protections for people who oppose same-sex marriage, because of an ongoing lawsuit.… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal expands probe into five abortion clinics for possible selling of fetal body parts

Louisiana’s five abortion clinics became the target Wednesday of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s investigation into potential illegal sale of fetal body parts. Presidential hopeful Jindal expanded an earlier probe into Louisiana Planned Parenthood current and future activities to encompass privately-operated abortion clinics in New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Bossier City. He also added state Inspector General Stephen Street to the… Continue reading →

Video: Bobby Jindal on Donald Trump: 'I think he enjoys' controversy

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he doesn’t agree with fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about immigrants, but he doesn’t think that the ensuing backlash has been bad for Trump.

“I think he enjoys it. I think he gets the best of those exchanges,” Jindal told Gwen Ifill on PBS’s Frontline this week. “I think he actually… Continue reading →

Interactive: See who's contributed to Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign, how much they've given

Associated Press photo by NICKI KOHLGov. Bobby Jindal speaks to community members during a town hall meeting at the American Legion in Dubuque, Iowa, on Monday.

Below is the full campaign finance report that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign filed this week with the Federal Elections Commission. The report, which lists names of contributors and amounts contributed, shows the campaign raised $579,000 in the second quarter of the year.… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal amasses more than $9 million for presidential run, mostly from funding groups outside campaign

Washington – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has amassed more than $9 million to support his long-shot run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, campaign aides said Wednesday. Most of that money — more than $8.6 million — has been raised by funding groups outside his official campaign committee. Those groups, which include the Believe Again super PAC… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal's team brushes off lack of bump in presidential polls: It will take a little more time, 'but it's coming'

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Governor Bobby Jindal is cheered at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner Wednesday, June 24, 2015 after his speech on the day he declared his candidacy for president. National polls conducted since have not registered any significant movement in the crowded Republican field. He still ranks in the low single digits, with 2 percent his most frequent score.

When Gov. Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on June 24, national polls had consistently showed him lagging the large Republican field, with support in the low single digits. His campaign manager, Timmy Teepell, was not dismayed. “If Gov. Jindal runs, he will run to win… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal launches investigation after allegations of Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts

Associated Press photo by NICKI KOHLGov. Bobby Jindal speaks to community members during a town hall meeting at the American Legion in Dubuque, Iowa, on Monday.

Presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal launched a state investigation Tuesday into the operations of Planned Parenthood, based on reports alleging sale of fetal body parts from abortions. Planned Parenthood has two facilities in Louisiana, neither of which perform abortions. The New Orleans and Baton Rouge operations provide well-woman exams, cancer screenings, pregnancy testing and counseling.… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal puts his religious faith front, center; not many know how he became a Christian

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during his prayer rally, "The Response", at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

It was summer 1987, and Bobby Jindal was struggling with a fundamental question. He had been raised by his Indian parents as a Hindu but was now weighing whether to convert to Catholicism as he entered his senior year at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. One night, Jindal accepted his best friend’s invitation to attend a… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 'dark money' group raises $2.4 million in its first year

Washington – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “dark money” group raised $2.4 million in donations in the nearly year-long period from its formation in 2013 until last July 31, according to the organization’s IRS filing. The group, established in Northern Virginia as a nonprofit “social welfare” organization under the federal tax code, declares its purpose as “educating the public on and… Continue reading →

New Iowa poll: Bobby Jindal has plenty of ground to make up

. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to run near the back of the pack in Iowa among candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, according to a recent poll. The KBUR/WAA poll, conducted June 27-29, placed Jindal 13th, with 2 percent support. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker led the poll, with 18 percent. The Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses are the first… Continue reading →

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy criticized for saying in light of changes in the prevalence of AIDS, HIV federal health agencies should 're-balance' their spending on other diseases

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy

. Washington – An infectious disease specialist took issue with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in an opinion piece in The Hill news outlet Wednesday that questions Cassidy’s suggestion to cut funding for AIDS and HIV research. In a Senate committee hearing June 25, Cassidy, a Baton Rouge gastroenterologist, said that in light of changes in the prevalence of… Continue reading →

Report: Bobby Jindal would miss cut for first TV debate among Republican candidates if it were held today

Washington – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal would miss the cut for the first Republican presidential debate if it were held today, the McClatchy newspapers report. The debate, though, is actually scheduled for Aug. 6, in Cleveland, and the final lineup will not be set until Aug. 4. The qualifiers will debate at 9-11 p.m. ET Aug. 6, while a… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal says Obama 'clueless' on combating ISIS

Democrat Barack Obama is “the most clueless president in my lifetime,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday, in a report in The Christian Post on the reactions of Repubican presidental candidates to Obama’s remarks on the fight against ISIS. Jindal, a frequent and harsh critic of Obama’s foreign policy, was campaigning in New Hampshire Tuesday.… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal in Time op-ed: 'Socialists' Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders will take us 'the way of Greece'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a prolific producer of op-ed and opinion pieces, writes in one for Time magazine that Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders would lead America down the road to socialism — and economic ruin, as in Greece and Puerto Rico. “This is the European nightmare. The way of Greece is where Hillary Clinton and… Continue reading →

Gov. Bobby Jindal won't participate in Republican presidential forum in New Orleans

The National Right to Life convention in New Orleans this week will feature a Republican presidential candidate forum but Gov. Bobby Jindal is not among the participants.

Four presidential hopefuls are on the program for the 9-11:30 a.m. Friday event: Dr. Ben Carson of Maryland, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Sen.… Continue reading →

How Bobby Jindal will govern Louisiana in next 6 months: Help of cellphone, computer, aides

Republican presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal greets local residents while walking in a Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: IACN112

Even before officially joining the presidential sweepstakes, Gov. Bobby Jindal spent far less time in Louisiana than his predecessors. Since announcing June 24 that he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Jindal has been in Louisiana only one day, according to campaign news releases and the lieutenant governor’s records. And with just… Continue reading →

Only slight changes in polling for Bobby Jindal support since presidential announcement

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal doesn’t appear to have seen a significant bump in his polling numbers since formally launching his candidacy for president last month. Jindal, who has repeatedly dismissed his low polling figures as irrelevant, polled at 2 percent among the crowded Republican field of possible presidential hopefuls in a CNN/ORC International survey released today. That’s… Continue reading →

After toying with idea of Louisiana gubernatorial bid, Russel Honore’ says he won’t run

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Retired United States Army Lt. General Russel Honore talks to concerned citizens gathered at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in New Orleans, La. Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was addressing the issue of the Recovery School Districts plans to build a new school on the site of the now mostly demolished Booker T. Washington School which in 1940 was built atop the former Silver City dump. The land still contains toxic materials. The RSD plan calls for closing Walter L. Cohn High School and moving the students to the new school.  Honore is a member of the dnvoirmental activist group The Green Army.

After teasing a possible gubernatorial bid for several weeks, Retired Lt. Gen. Russel HonorĂ© has decided he won’t be entering this year’s race.

In a lengthy statement released Wednesday, HonorĂ© said he wants to continue to be an advocate for Louisiana residents — just not by seeking elected office.

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Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, speaks during the 2015… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal adds more N.H., Iowa events to his town hall series

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will continue his busy travel schedule next month, with more presidential campaign stops planned in New Hampshire and Iowa. Jindal is in Iowa this week, holding a series of town hall-style meetings as he ramps up his campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination. According to event details posted online, the pro-Jindal… Continue reading →

Critics take Bobby Jindal's #AskBobby effort in an unintended direction: 'Did you like Marcia, Jan or Cindy better?'

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses the crowd at a reception held at the Louisiana Governors Mansion, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

Believe Again, the super political action committee backing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s run for president, took to Twitter Tuesday, urging people to ask Jindal questions by using the hashtag #AskBobby. As is sometimes the case with these types of brand-directed hashtags, it didn’t go as planned… #AskBobby was quickly taken over by Jindal critics with jokes mocking… Continue reading →

Bobby Jindal’s executive order challenged by ACLU, other gay rights advocates

The American Civil Liberties Union and other gay rights advocates have filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order that Gov. Bobby Jindal signed earlier this year to carve out protections for people who oppose same-sex marriage. Jindal signed the executive directive, dubbed the “Marriage and Conscience Order” in May — just hours after… Continue reading →