2016 watch: Jindal to N.H. next month
February 6th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
9 months ago

2016 watch: Jindal to N.H. next month

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal is heading to New Hampshire next month.

Jindal is scheduled to give the keynote address to the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference on March 14. CNN has also confirmed that while in the Granite State, he'll speak at The PLUS Company’s Wild Irish breakfast, an event that raises funds for the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities, and which brings together political and community leaders for a St.Patrick’s Day thumbed comedy roast.


This is Jindal's second visit in the past year to New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the presidential primary and caucus calendar. He spoke last year at a fundraiser in Manchester for the state Senate Republican caucus.

Later this month Jindal will speak in Chicago at an event for the Illinois Republican party.

And the Republican Leadership Conference announced Thursday that Jindal will speak at their gathering this May in New Orleans. The RLC has served as a major cattle call for GOP White House hopefuls in past presidential cycles.

The two-term Louisiana governor spent some quality time on the presidential campaign trail in 2012 as a leading surrogate for GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

WMUR in New Hampshire was first to report on Jindal's trip to the Granite State.

CNN's Paul Steinhauser, Mark Preston and Steve Brusk contributed to this report


Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • New Hampshire
soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    Piyush Jindal has no chance of winning the republican primary. He's just a GOP prop.

    February 6, 2014 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  2. smith

    Where`s Fred Thompson or Joe Leiberman? If the GOP was smart they would go back to McCain for 2016 with Thompson or Leiberman as the vp.

    February 6, 2014 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Has sufficient time passed for voters to completely forget about why Jindal didn't run in 2016? Most definitely.
    Has sufficient time passed for voters to compleetly forget about Jindal's uniquely odd SOTU response? I think so.
    Has sufficient time passed for voters to completely forget about Jindal's grinning face and giant Stimulus checks? Yup.
    Has sufficient time passed for voters to completely forget about Jindal's rant about the "stupid party"? Man, I hope not.

    February 6, 2014 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    I don't know about the rest of America, but in all honesty I have no interest in Bobby Jindal. Well, to be clear, I have no interest in Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and whoever else the ticker is promoting as potential candidates.

    I take that back. I do have an interest in Chris Christie. Not as a presidential contender though.

    February 6, 2014 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Now we're talking. Bobby takes his "Mr. Rogers" act on the road. Can "Duck Dynasty" get him the nomination? Will Bobby meet with Sarah to get the OK to run? Which country does Bobby want to start a war with? Like an Egg McMuffin, i'm lovin'it.

    February 6, 2014 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  6. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    More wasted money on loser GOP canadates who will never be president. NZo GOP canadates will ever be elected president in our lifetime!!!!!!

    February 6, 2014 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    That should have read ....

    "Has sufficient time passed for voters to completely forget about why Jindal didn't run in 2012? "
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    Most presidents have been state governors. Going from the Senate to the White House is rare. One reason the Republican establishment is having problems with finding a strong, credible candidate for POTUS is that they have weak governors. Despite having so many Republicans sitting in governor's mansions across the country, most all of them have some serious issues that would disqualify them from being able to be a credible candidate in a general election. The Tea Party seems to just not care, but the Repubilcan establishment seems to still have at least one foot still on the ground. I suspect the fact that Mitt Romney was a former governor played a singular role in his being selected.

    I've cited some of Jindal's issues, and I'm sure more will be listed by others. Chris Christie was the new rising star that was going to defeat the Democrats, but not anymore. Who else? Um. Rick Perry self flagellated himself completely out of contention. Tim Pawlenty shriveled under Romeny's glare during a debate. Rick Scott's record won't fly outside of Florida. Scott Walker is most famous for being duped, live on the radio, into thinking he was talking to a Koch brother. Bob McDonnell could be in a jail cell somewhere. After Jan Brewer wagged her finger in Pres. Obama's face, she demonstrated that she's just another provincial like Palin. Sarah Palin would never win a general election ... ...

    And so the list of GOP ex-governors continues downhill from here, but with one notable exception. Charlie Crist.

    February 6, 2014 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  8. xray vision

    Surrogate, glad we aborted that baby! Never gonna happen bobby, it just ain't. It will be Scott walker or rick Snyder, both bad choices.

    February 6, 2014 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    And what else has he done, besides raise money? LA is not exactly a destination for people to live, so what has he done that warrents consideration for the Presidency? Is the quality of life in LA better as a result of his policies?

    February 6, 2014 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  10. rs

    Jindal wouldn't be the worst candidate the GOPpers could put up- but I doubt the party mechanisms will fall into place for him in the end. Jindal's awful speaking persona ranks down almost as bad as the last Mr. Bush- the GOP really needs to sound and act more literate and in control of reality than that.

    February 6, 2014 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  11. S.B. Stein

    This ought to be good for laughs. He seems as rigid as Al Gore has been portrayed as in the media. It sounds like he is going to run.

    February 6, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  12. drake mallard

    Louisiana Governor Piyush Jindal learned that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. You remember Jindal, he is the Governor who said that he would sign the birther bill if it crossed his deskLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is an Anchor Baby Jindal "was born on June 10, 1971, in Baton Rouge to Hindu parents who had come to the United States six months before so his mother could pursue a graduate degree in nuclear physics at Louisiana State University." The simple reason is birthers are racist. It is not about whether Obama was born here, it is about the color of his skin and Piyush has learned that lesson the hard way.

    February 6, 2014 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  13. Fair is Fair

    President? No. Vice President? Maybe.

    February 6, 2014 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  14. Thomas

    Louisiana Gov. and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal is heading to New Hampshire next month.

    If pigs could fly .

    February 6, 2014 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  15. Malory Archer

    smith

    Where`s Fred Thompson or Joe Leiberman? If the GOP was smart they would go back to McCain for 2016 with Thompson or Leiberman as the vp.

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

    The right is always howling that Hillary is too old, yet here you are fronting for two guys who are considerably older than her. What's up with that?

    February 6, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  16. rs

    smith

    Where`s Fred Thompson or Joe Leiberman? If the GOP was smart they would go back to McCain for 2016 with Thompson or Leiberman as the vp.
    ______________________
    As an Arizonan I have always had a soft spot for the old Maverick (and even voted for him a time or two). Too bad both the state GOP, and the Maricopa County GOP have censured him for being "liberal". If he gets primaried here (which seems all but certain) by another TEA Party fruitcake, he has no chance for another Presidential run- unless he moves.

    February 6, 2014 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    "He spoke last year at a fundraiser in Manchester for the state Senate Republican caucus."

    I thought Jindal had stepped down from chair of the RGA and all the fundraising hoopla?

    Oh yeah: Chris Christie.

    Carry on, Bobby.

    February 6, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. tom l

    @Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    "Piyush Jindal has no chance of winning the republican primary. He's just a GOP prop."
    =========
    So insightful into the mind of a hardcore liberal. First, he was probably one of the loudest to speak out when people would refer to our president and used his middle name. Now he does it and has the audacity to make this type of comment. IOIYAD

    February 6, 2014 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    -Fair is Fair

    President? No. Vice President? Maybe.
    ******************
    That's a very BIG maybe: can you really picture him helping to steer legislation through the Senate? He may be very bright, but he does not strike me as someone who knows the Senate or could take over the Presidency.

    February 6, 2014 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. Rudy NYC

    smith

    Where`s Fred Thompson or Joe Leiberman? If the GOP was smart they would go back to McCain for 2016 with Thompson or Leiberman as the vp.
    ------------------------–
    One thing's for sure, that's definitely not a smart suggestion. Thompson forever took himself out of contention for a GOP nomination back in the 2008 campaign. Just because Leiberman has been on his own type of anti-Obama band wagon for the past several years doesn't make him a good Republican candidate. Leiberman's record would never fly with a conservative base.

    McCain demonstrated his lack of the right stuff by calling for the election campaigns be put on hold, during the Wall Street collapse, for a summit meeting between the candidates, the leading members of Congress from both parties, and Pres. Bush. McCain had thought he was demonstrating leadership that Obama lacked, because Obama had initially scoffed at the idea of putting the campaigns on an indefinite hold. McCain's resolute silence during the entire discussion only served to demonstrate that he was out of his element by a long shot. No to a McCain rerun. I didn't eveen have to mention Palin, either.

    February 6, 2014 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. xray vision

    Well one things for sure, Christie is done, fork in him done! The least if his worries are a bridge closing, its the investigation into the finances, contracts, that will be his end, that's just me though. My grandma told me, where there's smoke, there's fire.

    February 6, 2014 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  22. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The right is always howling that Hillary is too old, yet here you are fronting for two guys who are considerably older than her. What's up with that?
    -------------------------------------------------
    Let's not forget The Actor who was so old he started losing his mind, and almost died in office.

    February 6, 2014 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. tom l

    @The Real TP
    The truth is that the Libertarians have always operated on the assumption that the morally deficient poor should never be helped out by the virtuous rich. Anyone who has read " Atlas Shrugged" will see the blueprint for Libertariansim and the intellectual basis for being an a–hole and turning it into national policy. Its a " screw you, I've got mine" mentality, only now its got the blessing of one major political party.
    ====

    Now I get it. You really don't understand what a libertarian is. See, you view giving as going through the govt in the form of higher taxes so that the govt can provide more. Libertarians see that as massively inefficient and it doesn't do anything to solve the problem. You think Libertarians don't give and only think about themselves. That is a terrible mischaracterization. Libertarians are not anarchists. Libertarians believe in LIMITED govt, not no govt as you have misstated and clearly misunderstood. Libertarians want to give what they want to give and who they want to give it to. They don't feel the govt is the institution that can handle that and feel that should be handled privately, through private entities. That's it. We're not bad people at all. You have a completely warped and wrong definition for what a libertarian believes.

    Look up the definition. I'm not sure how you would have a problem with a person that is and advocate of free will and upholds the principles of individual liberty in both thought and action.

    February 6, 2014 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  24. Lynda/Minnesota

    Good grief, tom I. Considering the length you went to in telling Tom Paine WHAT HE THINKS, why wait for a response? Why not simply take it to the next step and type his rebuttal for him as well, thus saving Tom Paine the trouble of responding to a comment he had no input in but apparently had his thoughts recorded by you?

    February 6, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  25. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ xray vision
    Well one things for sure, Christie is done, fork in him done! The least if his worries are a bridge closing, its the investigation into the finances, contracts, that will be his end, that's just me though
    -------------------------------------------------
    I'm with you xray vision.

    February 6, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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