Jindal Largely Gone From Louisiana Since Campaign Announced
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After announcing his bid for the White House, Gov. Bobby Jindal hit the road, and Louisiana's seen him very little since.
The Republican governor's spent nearly two-thirds of his days away from home since kicking off his presidential campaign June 24.
Jindal's focus is the key early voting state of Iowa. But the governor's also made stops in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Georgia and South Carolina.
Jindal was on the road 47 days out of the last 72 days, according to an Associated Press analysis. The AP tally is based on Jindal campaign travel announcements and the governor's required notifications to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne about out-of-state trips.
The governor's spokesman Mike Reed says Jindal's paying attention to his job in Louisiana, even if he's gone for long stretches.
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