Now that he’s made it official, it’s time for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to hold his first major presidential campaign events in Baton Rouge.
As The Advocate first reported, based on invitations it obtained, an invite-only reception will take place at the Governor’s Mansion Saturday evening and will feature LSU Football Coach Les Miles and New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton.
A separate fundraiser, slated for the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge that same evening encourages donations of $2,700 per person or $5,400 per couple. That invitation included a list of “event hosts” — many of them long-time political allies of Jindal, including LSU Board of Supervisors appointees Scott Ballard, Rolfe McCollister, Jack Lawton, Blake Chatelain and Bobby Yarborough; former Jindal Chief of Staff Paul Rainwater and Phyllis Taylor, of the Taylor Foundation.
Jindal officially launched his campaign for the GOP nomination for president during a rally in Kenner on Wednesday, then traveled to New Hampshire to campaign Thursday. On Friday, he’ll be campaigning in Iowa.