Bobby Jindal's busy weekends
June 6th, 2014
01:44 PM ET
4 months ago

Bobby Jindal's busy weekends

(CNN) - For many Americans, Friday's ringing in of the weekend brings two days off from work.

But that's definitely not the case over the next three weekends for Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

Jindal, who's considering a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, pays a visit Friday to South Carolina, which holds the first southern primary in the race for the White House.

As first reported by CNN's Peter Hamby back in early April, Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner. The gathering is one of the state party's top fundraising events.

While in the Palmetto State, a source close to Jindal tells CNN the governor will also stop by a fundraiser for state Attorney General Alan Wilson, who's up for re-election this year. He'll also meet with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a fellow Republican and a close friend of Jindal's. And he'll speak with local reporters.

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The trip to South Carolina – a must stop for any presidential contender – is Jindal's first since last summer, when he helped Haley at her gubernatorial re-election campaign kickoff.

Saturday Jindal heads north of the border to speak at the North Carolina GOP's state party convention.

Next weekend, Jindal will address the Iowa Republican convention. The trip to the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar will spark more 2016 speculation regarding Jindal.

But wait, there's more.

The following weekend Jindal joins other possible GOP White House hopefuls for the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference, which is held in the nation's capital.


Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • South Carolina
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    That's not working for mr Mardi gras. That's mini vacations to other backwards states at the expense of someone else.
    And, no, not presidential material either.

    June 6, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Um. Thanks, CNN. I've been concerned that Bobby Jindal ....................... hahahahahahahaha ....
    Oh dear. I'm sorry, but I can't stop laughing .... coke, gasp ...................

    June 6, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    Pribush has no chance whatsoever but please put him in there to push the eventual candidate farther to the right. John McCain and Flip Flopney did it and got pasted in the general election. endorsement by the zealots for the nomination means guaranteed defeat in November

    June 6, 2014 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "The following weekend Jindal joins other possible GOP White House hopefuls for the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference"

    Of course he does. Booby Jingle thinks abusing school voucher programs to funnel children into private Christian indoctrination camps that teach creationism and idiocy about man and dinosaurs sharing the Earth is the "Road to Majority" for the Christian conservatism. He's already trying to implement it in LA.

    June 6, 2014 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. smith1

    one more wacko repo throwing his hat in the ring. Just what we need. and the state of La is ranked where on education ,jobs and voter rights and health insurance?????

    June 6, 2014 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Silence DoGood

    Sample from last year's Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference:
    "Immigrants are more fertile." – former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
    And a strange call to spread the proper gene's across the country.
    Take a close look at the conservative Theocracy movement and you will throw up in your mouth.

    June 6, 2014 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. sonny chapman

    230,000 folks in La are going w/out Medicaid Coverage because Bobby J wants to be President. Good luck explaining that to the Father on Judgment Day when he asks you the questions posed by Jesus in Matthew 25,35.i

    June 6, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I would love to ask the Governor when was the last time he had some Shrimp Jambalaya made with Gulf shrimp. Or how about some Shrimp and Grits, Governor? Have you been eating much in the way of Gulf caught shrimp lately?

    June 6, 2014 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. salty dog

    What a little pencil neck, he's sooo afraid he may have to find a job soon, run Bobby, run there's always room for one more in the gop clown car, too funny.

    June 6, 2014 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. 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.

    June 6, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. Ol' Yeller

    Hey, this might be an opportune time to run for jindal. I mean look at the fieild... the great fat hope from jersey will likely be languishing in prison soon. rand paul looks good until he opens his mouth, shows his face, or otherwise comes out of his hole (which he did today to announce he has no intentions of following the laws of the US, just like when he practiced medecine illegally), then there is cruz- hahahahahahahaahaahahaahahah. scott brown double hjahahahahahahaha and he may be sharing a cell with the jersey boy. Who else insantorum? yeah right. bachman- ha!... bush? bout the only chance they got of pulling out of this tailspin, and that is a way outsdie shot.
    Let jindal run... can you just see Hillary rip any one (or all together) of these lightweights to shreds?
    Let jindal run... is slogan can be... VoTe fOr mE... I'm not the stupidest nor the meanest.

    June 6, 2014 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |