p>Today in The Rundown: What voters think about the gubernatorial candidates; Blueprint Louisiana outlines its governor wish list; Bobby Jindal clings to Duck Dynasty endorsement; Scalise hits a roadblock; and much more.

Coming this week: More results from our independent poll conducted by Ron Faucheux of Clarus. Topics later this week will include other state-wide races, the presidential race and more.

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Countdown…

Countdown…
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 24
Days until the runoff (as needed):52
Days until the Iowa caucuses:
126

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal is in Iowa on the campaign trail.

The News

Poll: The latest in The Advocate/WWL-TV’s poll. This time: What do voters think about each of the four major candidates in the governor’s race. http://bit.ly/1L1oz8f

Blueprint LA: A group of business leaders are calling on Louisiana’s next governor to expand Medicaid and make changes to TOPS. http://bit.ly/1WuHlZz

Jindal: Despite speculation that he’d been dumped for Trump, Bobby Jindal’s campaign assures he still has the backing of Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson. http://bit.ly/1WuHZpL

Planned Parenthood: State Rep. Pat Smith was one of several supporters featured in a full-page pro-was featured in a full-page ad in the Washington Post in support of Planned Parenthood ad in the Washington Post. http://bit.ly/1WuI50E

Common Core: Initial test results will be released Oct. 12, but some want them earlier. http://bit.ly/1WuIkJ5

Gwen’s Law: A look at how Gwen’s Law is working a year and a half after its passage by the Louisiana Legislature. http://bit.ly/1L1nZqQ

Congress: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s bid to move to the chamber’s No. 2 spot has been dealt a couple of blows already. http://bit.ly/1L1o3ac

Research: An LSU professor was among the team that identified a new human ancestor. http://bit.ly/1WuHSKY

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