Though he was passed over for the running mate position, Gov. Bobby Jindal is back on the campaign trail for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Associated Press)
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:37 PM
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Though he was passed over for the running mate position, Gov. Bobby Jindal is back on the campaign trail for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Jindal’s office said the Louisiana governor traveled to Iowa on Tuesday for “events in support of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.”
The travel plans were announced by Jindal’s spokeswoman less than 10 minutes before Jindal’s first event in Iowa was set to begin, according to a schedule released by the Romney campaign.
Since June, Jindal has traveled to Colorado, Illinois, Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Florida to support Romney, attending fundraisers, making speeches and shaking hands with voters.Also on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Louisiana said it won’t endorse candidates in the Nov. 6 election for races that have two or more GOP contenders seeking the same office.
That includes the most high-profile Republican battle in Louisiana: the race between U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany of Lafayette and U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry of New Iberia. The two men were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat.
State Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere told The Times-Picayune that party officials like both Boustany and Landry and won’t get involved in that race or others with at least two Republican candidates.
Villere said the party will get involved in the Dec. 8 runoff if a Republican is up against a Democratic opponent.