Today in The Rundown: Governor hopefuls debate; Jindal unveils a tax plan; a look at the lieutenant; and much more.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 16

Days until the runoff (as needed): 44

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 118

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal is campaigning in Iowa this week.

The News

Governor: 3 of the major candidates for governor took part in a televised debate Wednesday night. http://bit.ly/1OmP1f9

Jindal: Gov. Jindal has unveiled his tax policy proposal, which calls for everyone to pay a federal income tax. http://bit.ly/1OmRm9H

Congress: The latest on Steve Scalise’s bid for Majority Leader:http://bit.ly/1OmOrxM

LT Gov: In race for lieutenant governor, credentials trump issueshttp://bit.ly/1OmQ8vo

Demos: Democrats have responded to Bobby Jindal’s mass shooting remarks. http://bit.ly/1NnmjdG

ICYMI: Here are The Advocate’s recent profiles on each of the four major candidates, plus the other lower-tier candidates in the race: Scott Angelle (http://bit.ly/1MX62cs); Jay Dardenne (http://bit.ly/1gSkO8G); John Bel Edwards (http://bit.ly/1LvRVxw); David Vitter (http://bit.ly/1MX5HGE); and others (http://bit.ly/1LvSck7).

At the Capitol

Gaming Control Board meets at 10 a.m. today.

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