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Today in The Rundown: Lieutenant governor candidates talk priorities; Common Core scores below state goals; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 11

Days until the runoff (as needed): 39

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 111

Early voting is underway.

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

The News

Common Core: Louisiana students fell short of meeting the state’s goal for Common Core test results. http://bit.ly/1PaUANT

Jindal: During a television appearance on Sunday, Gov. Jindal wouldn’t say who he would like to see be the next Speaker of the House. He also defended remarks he made about mass shootings and talked about the ISIS. http://bit.ly/1OuwnBV

LT Gov: Lieutenant governor candidates took part in a forum in Baton Rouge on Monday. http://bit.ly/1OuwCNp

LA Lege: A look at the House District 29 race. http://bit.ly/1OuwCwT

BESE: A majority of the state education board members will be decided on Oct. 24. http://bit.ly/1VMUlwv

Elections: A look at the race for agriculture commissioner. http://bit.ly/1Qk8pHd

Coming up

  • Wednesday: LPB and CABL host a debate among three candidates for governor — John Bel Edwards, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle — on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • Thursday: Those three gubernatorial candidates will be joined by David Vitter for a state-wide televised debate from the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
  • Thursday: Interim Emergency Board meets at 9:30 a.m.; the State Boand Commission meets at 10 a.m. and the task force on campus sexual assault meets at 10:30 a.m.