Gov Jindal Has Nearly $4M In Campaign Account
Gov. Bobby Jindal has nearly $4 million in his campaign account, even after wrapping up his election costs and tallying much of his inauguration ceremony spending.
Jindal's latest campaign finance reports were filed Wednesday with the state ethics administration office. They encompassed contributions and expenses through the end of 2011, including at least $143,000 in inauguration costs.
The Republican governor could have additional spending for his swearing-in events, which were held in January. A specific inauguration report — to incorporate expenses paid this year — was not filed by Wednesday evening and was due at a later date.
When Jindal closed out the last year, his campaign had $3.9 million on hand — and he's got no campaign to run. Jindal is barred from a third consecutive term.