Today in The Rundown: Vitter and Sheriff Norman continue to spar; what pollsters are saying about the governor’s race; a judge will decided Bobby Jindal’s “Marriage and Conscience Order” and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the runoff: 25

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 97

The News

Vitter: David Vitter and Sheriff Newell Normand are trading barbs over campaign snooping. http://bit.ly/1POkNlz

Stephanie Grace: By tying their opponents to Obama and Jindal, David Vitter, John Bel Edwards gear up for an epic fight to be Louisiana’s governor. http://bit.ly/1LToVKY

LA Gov: Get ready for a knock-down, drag-out fight for the next four weeks in the governor’s race between John Bel Edwards and David Vitter. http://bit.ly/1LToKPO

State Police: David Vitter has declined his state police security; John Bel Edwards is using the state-provided security detail.http://bit.ly/1LTo2lD

Polls: Experts say despite his surprise showing in the election, it’s not a sure bet that State Rep. John Bel Edwards will win the governor’s race. http://bit.ly/1POkSWs

“Marriage and Conscience Order”: A judge will decide whether Gov. Jindal’s executive order violates the state constitution.http://bit.ly/1LTpS6d

Elections: The lieutenant governor and attorney general races will be decided in the runoff. http://bit.ly/1POkZBi

Taxes: Baton Rouge voters decided several taxes and renewals this weekend. http://bit.ly/1POl2gB Library tax: http://bit.ly/1POl33Y

Hospitals: With state Medicaid costs rising, a Jindal administration official says the private contracts for managing the LSU charity hospitals need to be “restructured.” http://bit.ly/1POkRBR

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