Today in The Rundown: Bobby Jindal considers skipping the next debate if he’s not on the main stage; gov candidates are all social conservatives; OMV sends letters seeking back payment; and more.

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Days until the 2015 primary election day: 3

Days until the runoff (as needed): 31

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 103

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Gov. Jindal has been in New York for interviews this week. He’s expected to return to Iowa to continue campaigning this week.

The News

Jindal: Gov. Jindal says he might skip the next GOP debate if he’s not on the main stage.

GOP 2016: Jindal spent much of Tuesday and Monday evening plugging his new book that was released this week, but The Advocate got a copy a few weeks ago. Read about it here:

Social Issues: Bad news for liberals: Louisiana’s next governor will be a conservative on social issues, no matter who wins.

OMV: Hoping to cash in on $444 million in outstanding debts, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles last week issued a mass mailing of 1.2 million letters to drivers with lapsed insurance — or what’s believed to be lapsed insurance.

LA Gov: Retired state employee and teacher groups say they were snubbed by David Vitter and Scott Angelle when they asked for private meetings.

Immigration: U.S. Senate Democrats blocked David Vitter’s “sanctuary cities” bill.

Transportation: A panel has rejected a proposed $800M high-speed loop around Baton Rouge.

Coastal restoration: A showdown looms on coastal funding.

Campaign ads: The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association has come out in defense of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s trip overseas to spur tourism.

Drones: From the AP: Close calls, other concerns about drones lead to federal registration plans.

Debate night

Three of the four major candidates will debate on LSU’s campus tonight in an event sponsored by Tiger TV. U.S. Sen. David Vitter isn’t expected to participate. The debate will run 7-8 p.m., and it will be broadcasted in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport. It will also be streamed live online on

At the Capitol

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority meets at 9:30 a.m.

The Waste Tire Program Task Force meets at 1 p.m..

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