Jindal politicking in Iowa

Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Iowa for several political events and will return to Baton Rouge on Sunday, according to his administration.

Jindal, who has been considered a potential contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, was in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday night to speak to writers at the “RedState Gathering.” He flew to Iowa after.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jindal’s attending the Iowa Renewal Project “Pastor’s Policy Briefing” in Cedar Rapids, followed by sprint car racing at the Knoxville Raceway at 4 p.m. with Republican Iowa congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks and a meet-and-greet at the nearby home of Marion County GOP Chairman Steve Bailey, according to his staff and a detailed schedule first given to The Des Moines Register.

On Saturday, Jindal will be working at the Republican Party of Iowa booth at the Iowa State Fair starting at 12:15 p.m. At 2 p.m., he’ll attend the Conservative Leadership Roundtable with Iowa Congressman Steve King at the Johnston-based Hansen Company contractor headquarters, and at about 5:15 p.m. Jindal is expected to address the Family Leader’s Leadership Summit in Ames, according

The trip is Jindal’s third to Iowa in a year.

Next month, he’s slated to travel to New Hampshire for several similar political events.

Both Iowa and New Hampshire are major players in presidential primaries due to timing and media coverage.

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