Today in The Rundown: What the polls are saying about the governor’s race; another debate is set; Jindal questions the intelligence of his opponents; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the runoff: 17

Days until gubernatorial inauguration: 68

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 90

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal has been in Baton Rouge this week but has events scheduled in Iowa later this week.

The News

LA Gov: Polls in the days since the Oct. 24 gubernatorial primary show Democrat John Bel Edwards with a double-digit lead over Republican David Vitter: http://bit.ly/1NczYir Here’s a look at the most recent poll: http://bit.ly/1Q94QFR

Debate: Edwards and Vitter have agreed to take part in an LPB/CABL debate set for Nov. 10. http://bit.ly/1HpK0Lc

Republicans: Vitter scooped up the Louisiana House Republican Delegation’s endorsement, but the vote tally wasn’t revealed. http://bit.ly/1P88Mr8

Beyond LA Gov: Republican Scott Angelle is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate or Congress: http://bit.ly/1Wuizw7

Jindal: Gov. Bobby Jindal slammed his GOP presidential rivals as not being “smart enough” to offer Obamacare alternatives in his latest push to get a main stage slot for the next debate. http://bit.ly/1Q8SBsW

LSU: The federal Department of Education is investigating LSU’s handling of sexual assault complaints. http://bit.ly/1NcBMI9

SOS: The Secretary of State is suing Baton Rouge’s Capital Area Transit Service over a bus hub outside the Old State Capitol. http://bit.ly/1NcBXn4

Coming up

  • The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education will meet at 2 p.m. at the Capitol. See the agenda.

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