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Countdown…

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 17

Days until the runoff (as needed): 45

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 119

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

The News

Jindal: Gov. Jindal posted a new op-ed onto his campaign website Tuesday saying the father of the recent mass shooting in Oregon “should be ashamed of himself” and “owes us all an apology.”http://bit.ly/1VDkLLU

LA Gov: Scott Angelle’s close ties to oil helps his campaign for governor http://bit.ly/1FWbs81

GOP 2016: Hillary Clinton told a crowd in Iowa that she is sending copies of her book to several Republican presidential hopefuls, including Jindal. It was apparently addressed to him in his legal name “Piyush Jindal.” http://bit.ly/1NkYgMI

LA Lege: A woman who is running for the state House District 69 seat centered in Baton Rouge is now using a line to which she took offense as part of her campaign message. http://bit.ly/1OjJgx8

REAL ID: Louisiana’s congressional delegation wants an extension on the state’s REAL ID requirements, as many other states have received. http://bit.ly/1QXAhAX

Congress: The U.S. House has passed a cybersecurity bill backed by Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond. http://bit.ly/1OjJzIk

BESE: Candidates blast Common Core. http://bit.ly/1Q6FPsO

Coming up

Early voting starts Saturday.

Tonight: Three of the four candidates for Governor are slated to take part in a debate at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge. It’s being televised by the Nexstar stations out of Louisiana and is expected to air across the state.

ICYMI: Here are The Advocate‘s recent profiles on each of the four major candidates for governor, plus the other lower-tier candidates in the race: Scott Angelle (http://bit.ly/1MX62cs); Jay Dardenne(http://bit.ly/1gSkO8G); John Bel Edwards (http://bit.ly/1LvRVxw);David Vitter (http://bit.ly/1MX5HGE); and others (http://bit.ly/1LvSck7).

At the Capitol

  • Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission meets at 10 a.m. today.
  • Thursday: Gaming Control Board meets at 10 a.m.
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