Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has canceled his trip to Israel next week with the Christian conservative Family Research Council.
FRC had been advertising a trip with Jindal, rival for the GOP presidential nomination Rick Santorum and others Oct. 28-Nov. 6. Santorum has also canceled.
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(AP photo) Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.
Jindal’s presidential campaign cited scheduling conflicts for his cancellation. He has several events in Iowa scheduled over the next few weeks. Iowa has been key to his presidential campaign, which was launched in June.
The trip booking page still listed Jindal as a featured guest as of Saturday morning.
The website promoting the venture promises potential attendees the opportunity for meetings with “top national conservative and Israeli political, defense and religious leaders,” “outstanding four and five star accommodations,” and entry to St. Peter’s fish lunch by the Sea of Galilee. The FRC trip will cost attendees about $5,000 per person, depending on their departure location.