Jindal is on the road

Gov. Bobby Jindal is spending the weekend in Washington, D.C., according to his press office.

He’s attending the Louisiana congressional delegation’s Mardi Gras ball and eating at the White House.

The Washington Mardi Gras events are one of the more sought-after tickets.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is the captain of the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians, who holds a dinner dance on Friday night. Jindal will be attending the black-tie ball

Dr. Larry M. Allen, of Shreveport, is king and Sarah Bicknell, also of Shreveport and a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is queen.

Jindal also will attend events put on by the Republican Governors Association and the nonpartisan National Governors Association. Sunday night, he’ll join other governors for dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama.

On Monday, he’ll be back at the White House for a governors’ meeting with the president.

Before he heads home Tuesday, Jindal’s office says the governor also will travel to Chicago to fundraise for his policy organization and to speak to the Illinois Republican Party.

Before returning to Baton Rouge on Tuesday night, Jindal is scheduled to speak at a dinner for the Illinois Republican Party at the Union League Club in Chicago.

That state’s party advertised Jindal as a “potential 2016 presidential candidate” and charged $150 per person to hear his speech.

Last week Jindal spoke with radio talk show host Michael Reagan at the Minnesota Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Minneapolis. About 650 people attended the dinner, according to that state’s GOP.

Jindal was quoted as saying, “If we are really about equality of opportunity, if we are really about the American dream … we need to fight to put a great teacher in every single classroom.”