Today in The Rundown: LaGOV candidates debate; BESE fights over Common Core: Spy vs. Spy; Jindal gets feisty; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the runoff: 9

Days until gubernatorial inauguration: 60

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 81

Early will be back underway tomorrow (There is a break for Veterans Day today). See GeauxVote.com for details.

Where in the world is Bobby Jindal? Last night, Jindal took part in the GOP undercard debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s scheduled to be in Florida later this week for the Sunshine Summit.

The News

LA Gov: David Vitter and John Bel Edwards went head-to-head in the first debate of the gubernatorial runoff. http://bit.ly/1QsLmfm

Common Core: BESE candidates are fighting over Common Core http://bit.ly/1QsKCXC

Spy vs. Spy: Sheriff Newell Normand gave a bizarre news conference on what happened between him and a private eye hired by David Vitter. http://bit.ly/1ljq9J8

GOP 2016: Bobby Jindal came out with some fire in the “undercard” presidential debate Tuesday. http://bit.ly/1PoudEu

Ethics: The Center for Public Integrity has given Louisiana an “F” in its latest report card. http://bit.ly/20KQn7K

Today

  • Today is Veterans Day. Many local and state offices are closed but there are events going on honoring our veterans!
  • Also: Southern University is holding a candidate forum that will take place at 7 p.m. John Bel Edwards will not be there, to the criticism of some organizers.

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