Jindal Campaign Strives For Main Ticket GOP Debate on CNBC
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign is panning the debate criteria that will whittle down the candidate list for the next Republican debate.
The Republican governor's campaign says the criteria ignore the importance of early voting states Iowa and New Hampshire.
Without a change, Jindal appears again headed for the undercard debate, rather than the main stage, for the CNBC event Oct. 28.
The governor's campaign wants the network and the Republican National Committee to use polling data from Iowa and New Hampshire to determine which GOP contenders reach the prime time debate, rather than national polling.
While Jindal barely registers any support in recent national polls, he's performing better in Iowa, where he's focused nearly all his campaign effort.
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