Today in The Rundown: What they are saying about early voting; the attorney general’s race gets heated; final stretch to election day; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 5

Days until the runoff (as needed): 33

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 105

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Gov. Jindal spent the weekend in Baton Rouge to watch the LSU vs. Florida game, but he’s heading back to Iowa to continue campaigning this week.

The News

Early Voting: Voter interest in the Oct. 24 election is tepid, at best, based on early voting tallies. http://bit.ly/1VZObUO

Voter turnout: SOS Tom Schedler is predicting less than 50 percent turnout in this week’s election. http://bit.ly/1VZOGhA

GOP 2016: Experts question Gov. Jindal’s viability after latest fundraising figures are released. http://bit.ly/1VZOkY7

Elections: EBR schools have 3 tax renewals on the Oct. 24 ballot.http://bit.ly/1VZOrDd

Lt Gov.: A lawsuit filed against Billy Nungesser claims opponent ordered work done on private property http://bit.ly/1GdzSu9

Political horizons: Louisiana: The Reality Show http://bit.ly/1VZOPSe

Higher ed: Higher education funding is key to the Louisiana governor’s race. http://bit.ly/1GdA78q

AG: The attorney general’s race has drawn some sharp attacks. http://bit.ly/1GdA78q

Common Core: Amid nervousness, Louisiana is raising the bar on what students should know. http://bit.ly/1GdAlfJ

Happenings

The Baton Rouge Press Club meets at noon. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat is scheduled to speak.

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