Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential quest continues, focus remains on 'early states' _lowres

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, on April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Ten Republican presidential hopefuls, including real estate mogul Donald Trump, will face off in a debate tonight on Fox News -- the first official debate of the GOP nomination process.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal didn’t make it into Fox’s prime-time debate, so he will participate in an earlier forum this afternoon with six other candidates who polled outside Fox’s debate cut-off.

Follow along here for insight and analysis.

-During the prime-time debate, from which Jindal is excluded, the pro-Jindal Believe Again political action committee will air a 60-second ad in Iowa, highlighting Jindal’s commitment to the Hawkeye State. Iowa is key to Jindal’s campaign strategy.

-Team Jindal said the governor’s remarks tonight will “highlight his backbone, bandwidth and experience.”

-After the debate, Jindal will head to Atlanta for an appearance at the RedState Gathering on Friday. He then heads back to Iowa to continue his tour of all 99 counties in the state.

The Advocate will be watching and tweeting about the debate.

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