It has been less than a week since the Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its 2015 regular session, and Gov. Bobby Jindal is racking up his frequent flyer miles.
On Friday — the day after session ended, Jindal jetted off to South Carolina to participate in a mass prayer rally. By Sunday, he was heading to Iowa for a Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security forum and a meeting with Iowans for Israel.
Today, the governor traveled to New York City, where he will attend the Manhattan GOP Meet and Greet and a dinner hosted by the Committee to Unleash American Prosperity on Thursday. Then, the governor will head to Washington, D.C. for the 2015 Road to the Majority Policy Conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Friday, before heading back to Baton Rouge.
An Advocate analysis found Jindal, who is expected to announce a run for president next week, spent nearly half of 2014 outside the state. Jindal has defended his frequent trips out-of-state as being beneficial to Louisiana.