Today in The Rundown: Poll results in the presidential race; Louisiana gubernatorial candidates debate tonight; Jindal’s campaign isn’t happy with the next debate criteria; and much more
Coming this week: More results from our independent poll conducted by Ron Faucheux of Clarus. Topics later this week will include what voters think about past Louisiana governors and Confederate monuments.
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Days until the 2015 primary election day: 22
Days until the runoff (as needed): 50
Days until the Iowa caucuses: 124
Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal is campaigning in Iowa today as part of his 99-county tour. Tonight he’s slated to be in Cedar Rapids.
Poll: In the latest from The Advocate/WWL-TV poll, Louisiana voters surveyed said they prefer Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to Gov. Bobby Jindal. Republicans here favor Ben Carson for the GOP nomination; and Democrats are strongly backing Clinton. http://bit.ly/LAElection
Governor: The first live televised gubernatorial debate takes place at 6 p.m. Here’s how to follow along. http://bit.ly/1N2p04m
GOP 2016: Jindal’s campaign is not happy about CNBC’s plan for the Oct. 28 debate, which would likely again relegate him to an earlier “undercard” event. http://bit.ly/1O8qmuF
LaLege: State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson was among a few dozen state lawmakers who met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday. http://bit.ly/1VrtFMt
Archives: The Louisiana Digital Media Archive is spotlighting past governors all month. You can watch the Edwin Edwards/David Duke debate of 1991, Kathleen Blanco’s inauguration, documentaries about Huey and Earl Long and more. http://bit.ly/1PNJlYU
Tax credits: A Mandeville filmmaker has been sentenced to six months for defrauding the state’s film tax credit program. http://bit.ly/1N2pNSK