Jindal to visit New Hampshire, stoking 2016 speculation
April 11th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
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Jindal to visit New Hampshire, stoking 2016 speculation

Los Angeles (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline a GOP fundraiser next month in New Hampshire, a move that will fuel speculation he is seriously eyeing a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Jindal will raise money for the campaign arm of state Senate Republicans at an event in Manchester with ticket prices running from $100 to $5,000, CNN has learned.

"The state Senate Republicans for the first time are the backstop for all the spending and taxes in New Hampshire," Michael Dennehy, a GOP consultant organizing the event, told CNN. "To kick off their campaign efforts for 2014, the senators wanted one of the nation's top Republicans to lead the charge for them."

Jindal's visit to New Hampshire will come several days before Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is also looking at a run for the GOP nomination, appears in the state for a Republican Party fundraiser.

Dennehy acknowledged that Jindal's visit is important as potential candidates are already making early moves as they consider White House bids.

"Unofficially, New Hampshire also welcomes a governor who Republicans across the country are looking to as a possible candidate for the GOP nomination in 2016," he said. "It continues to show the power of New Hampshire to attract a popular governor to the first in the nation primary state."

Jindal made headlines earlier this year at a Republican National Committee meeting in Charlotte when he delivered a blistering critique accusing some people in the GOP of using insulting language that is turning off voters.

The RNC is meeting this week in California where a major discussion point is how better to reach out to minority and younger voters and use effective language in doing so.


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. PaulCat

    Run Jindal, Run!
    Run all the way back to Louisiana.

    April 11, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- TAKE BACK THE HOUSE

    Run Piyush! You can do it!

    April 11, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. Peace

    The party he called "Party of Stupid", will prove him right and ask him to take a seat. If he is not aware of this, he might be stupid himself.

    April 11, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Tony in Maine

    He's filling a role – showing that the Greedy Old Party has a bigger tent than they used to have. He'll be better than Cain. Not as funny, but a better primary candidate. Bewtween Rand Paul giving speeches that show he thinks like a white guy in 1910 and Bobby Jindal endorsing unrestricted gun ownership for felons...should be a fun 18 months until the total collapse of the Whigs, er GOP.

    April 11, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. sonny chapman

    I'm from La.; tell me Bobby, why did you run for Governor ? It's obviously not the job you wanted and it shows in your job performance here.

    April 11, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Jindal: " I see stupid people."

    April 11, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Sleeping Giants

    Watch out Hillary, Bobby is going up against you in 2016.

    Too bad you will be too old for late night TV appearances like Barry Obama.

    And, Bill needs Monica to help point you in the right di-erection.

    April 11, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. Anthony in California

    Just reply his State of the Union response from a few years back... over and over and over....

    April 11, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  9. much thunder..little rain

    i can tell sonny you dont live in La. anymore ...its much better now with jindal..

    April 11, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. Sleeping Giants

    @ Anthony in the failed and broke state of California...

    So, your state close to bankruptcy.

    Not a group of people we can take advice from.

    April 11, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  11. California Conservative

    The IRS reads your email
    April 11, 2013, 12:26 PM
    .By Jonnelle Marte
    The Internal Revenue Service believes it doesn’t need a warrant to search through taxpayers’ emails, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
    ____________________
    California is broke and a joke.

    April 11, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. MaryM

    hmmm, Jindal approval rating is somewhere in the low 30s. He does not have a chance in 2016

    April 11, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  13. sonny chapman

    No thunder, I do still live in & probably always will live in La. Bobby has cut funding @ LSU for 5 yrs. in a row. We're dropping in National Academic rankings. He'd rather let the poor & sick die than take the Medicare money from Obamacare, just to impress the National Republican King Makers. What a Christian. He's so indebted to Grover Norquist that he'd rather let the State's finances be ruined rather than consider a tax of any kind-even the Cigarette Tax ! He TRIED to curry favor with the Big Dogs of the National Repub. Party by abolishing the income tax & raising the Sales Tax. Really watching out for the marginalized there; make it harder to eat, keep light on & buy meds. No Thunder, I'll take a Crooked Edwin Edwards or a politically awkward K. Blanco over Bobby any day. He'd seel his own Mama as a State asset if he thought Grover etal would like it.

    April 11, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Sleeping Giants

    How many states with Democratic governors which are going broke?

    How many states with Republican governors, where their states are thriving?

    Do the math – DEMs lose every time.

    Bobby can do it. But the Dem PACs will be digging up dirt, cleaning out closets, looking under rocks, and in most cases – making up lies, to pursuade Bobby not to run.

    Let the mud slinging begin.

    April 11, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Wake up People!

    Another token without a snowballs chance in hell!! Does he know how they really feel about someone that looks like him?? Dude, take a trip to VA, WV, KY, or TN. I dare you!!

    April 11, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. Sleeping Giants

    @not so Sunny Chapsticklips Chapman

    Don't rain on Bobby's parade just yet. Don't be a Katrina to this great governor of LA.

    April 11, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  17. sonny chapman

    TY Sleeping Giants, your intro detracts from any point you may have had.

    April 11, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Malory Archer

    much thunder..little rain

    i can tell sonny you dont live in La. anymore ...its much better now with jindal..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Oh yeah? You know HIS state victimized a libertarian who was just passing thru on his way to Armageddon with his wife and toddler sons, by arresting him on drug & weapons charges, and forcing him to attempt to take them back from foster care at gunpoint. Then bobby jingle's state revoked his parental rights and gave the kids to his mother in law in Tampa. Then the poor little libertarian had no choice but to force his way into her home at gunpoint, tie her with zip ties, steal her car and abscond to Cuba on a tiny sailboat out of Madeira Beach in really bad weather. At least that's what your ilk claims happened. So what is it – is LA "much better now" with jingles or did they overstep and force the libertarian's hand, at which case, they're NOT "much better now"?

    April 11, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lord this man is a dead ringer for a Far East Barney Fife...and with just as many illusions of grandeur and unearned sense of self-importance. Yet, alas, nowhere near as funny.

    April 11, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Malory Archer

    Sleeping Giants

    @ Anthony in the failed and broke state of California...

    So, your state close to bankruptcy.

    Not a group of people we can take advice from.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, maybe California should STOP giving more to the Federal Government than they get back, all so the Fed can send that $$$ to backwater red states like Louisiana whose economy is really no better than California. Perhaps if California and other blue states only sent as much as they get back, and red states only got back as much as they paid in, California and other blue states wouldn't be in such financial straits.

    April 11, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  21. Sleeping Giants

    @MaryM

    You are not starting a war on MEN now, are you?

    Didn't you have enough with attacking conservative women, like Sarah Palin?

    April 11, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  22. Malory Archer

    Sleeping Giants

    @MaryM

    You are not starting a war on MEN now, are you?

    Didn't you have enough with attacking conservative women, like Sarah Palin?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    When did stating facts become "starting a war"? That being said, why should Dems treat rethug women any differently than rethugs treat Dems?

    April 11, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  23. GI Joe

    Do we need an Indian Pres? They've come over here and taken a lot of good jobs. Isn't that enough?

    April 11, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |