Report: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal labeled 'everyone's backup' in GOP presidential field

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slotted in the bottom tier of potential GOP presidential canddiates, according to a report from The Hill, a national blog covering Congress, politics and political campaigns. Among Republican strategists, one called Jindal "nobody's favorite and everyone's backup." Check out our politics blog to read about The Hill's report on Jindal's presdiential prospects.… Continue reading →

Politics blog: Jindal’s chief of staff makes local 40 under 40 list

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Kyle Plotkin

Kyle Plotkin, who became Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief of staff earlier this year, has been named to the Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” list for 2014. To read the complete blog post, please click here.… Continue reading →

Politics blog: Jindal comments on Ferguson, Politico reports

Associated Press photo by MELINDA DESLATTE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is among the potential contenders for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination who sought out comments from on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the announcement that a grand jury opted not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown. To read the complete blog entry, please click here.… Continue reading →

Presidential primary poll: Bobby Jindal far behind competition, but U.S. News analysis has good news for him

Gov. Bobby Jindal is shown in this June 2, 2014, Advocate file photo.

The good news for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is that, if he decides to run for president, his seat as the state's leader could aid him, according to a new U.S. News and World Report analysis. The bad news, according to a new presidential primary poll, is that Jindal trails Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Continue reading →

Letter: La. can learn from Miss. over teacher retention

On Sept. 16, The Advocate ran an article, “La. Public School Teacher Retirements Remain Up,” positing that veterans of the profession have accelerated their exit rate due to dissatisfaction with the direction our state has taken on public education under the leadership of Gov. Bobby Jindal. At least that is what many school officials think, including Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association. Of course, there are alternative theories; however, Mr. Richard has hit upon… Continue reading →