According to invitations obtained by The Advocate, an event at the Governor’s Mansion that evening will feature LSU Football Coach Les Miles and New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton.
A separate event, slated for the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge that same evening encourages donations of $2,700 per person or $5,400 per person. That invitation includes 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, who has for the past several months been openly weighing a run for president, announced the exploratory committee’s launch on Monday. He’s expected to announce his intentions after the legislative session ends June 11.