First on CNN: Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina
August 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

First on CNN: Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) – Three prominent Republican governors thought to have designs on the White House will descend on the early primary state of South Carolina later this month to raise money for Gov. Nikki Haley, who is bracing for what could be a tough re-election fight next year.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear as "special guests" at an Aug. 26 fundraiser for Haley in Greenville, according to a copy of an invitation to the event obtained by CNN.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • Scott Walker • South Carolina
Jindal: IRS offenses worthy of jail time
May 18th, 2013
01:23 PM ET
11 months ago

Jindal: IRS offenses worthy of jail time

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver biting criticism to President Barack Obama for recent controversies surrounding his administration in a speech Saturday to Virginia Republicans as they nominate GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli in the state's gubernatorial race.

According to Jindal’s prepared remarks provided to CNN, the Republican governor will address the IRS’ extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, calling for jail time for members of the IRS involved in the targeting.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Ken Cuccinelli
GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case
May 14th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
11 months ago

GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case

(CNN) - The two leaders of the Republican Governors Association called for the appointment of a special prosecutor Tuesday to investigate any legal wrongdoing within the Internal Revenue Service.

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin - who both are considered potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination - wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama the recent revelation the IRS was applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax exempt status amounted to a "witch hunt to prevent Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights."
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • IRS • RGA • Scott Walker
2013 meet 2016
May 3rd, 2013
05:00 AM ET
12 months ago

2013 meet 2016

Washington (CNN) – The calendar reads May 2013, but in some ways it sure feels a lot closer to 2016.

Friday night Vice President Joe Biden keynotes a Democratic Party dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. Less than two miles away, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas headlines a Palmetto State Republican Party dinner.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Joe Biden • Martin O'Malley • Rand Paul • Rick Santorum • Scott Walker • Ted Cruz
Jindal to visit New Hampshire, stoking 2016 speculation
April 11th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
1 year ago

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.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • New Hampshire
Louisiana governor involved but not injured in traffic accident
March 18th, 2013
10:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Louisiana governor involved but not injured in traffic accident

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal escaped unharmed from a minor traffic accident Sunday.

He was on the way home from his son's soccer game when a truck made an illegal U-turn in front of his vehicle, said Sean Lansing, a spokesman with the governor's office.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal
Jindal chides GOP's 'obsession with zeroes' in budget battles
March 15th, 2013
03:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Jindal chides GOP's 'obsession with zeroes' in budget battles

(CNN) – The current Republican Party is distracted by the constant battles in Washington over the bloated federal debt, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told a gathering of conservative activists Friday.

Bucking some in his party's tendency to place balancing the federal budget over all other issues, Jindal said such a narrow focus on the country's fiscal problems amounted to a diversion.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • CPAC
Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts
February 25th, 2013
03:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina blew off some steam Monday, criticizing lawmakers in Washington for letting partisan bickering get in the way of balancing the budget.

"I could not be more frustrated than I am right now. How many more times are the governors going to have to pick up the mess of Washington DC?" she said at a press conference in the nation's capital for the Republican Governors Association.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Debt • Deficit • Nikki Haley • RGA
Jindal makes it seven
February 22nd, 2013
04:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Jindal makes it seven

(CNN) - Make it seven potential GOP White House contenders who will speak at this spring's key gathering of conservatives.

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will address the Conservative Political Action Conference next month, the event's sponsor announced Friday.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • CPAC
Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances
January 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, joined the voices laying out a path for the future of the GOP, saying in a Saturday speech that President Barack Obama's second term presents both new challenges and opportunities for his party.

"In the president's first term, we argued against big government in theory. In his second, we will argue against it in practice," he said at a summit of conservative leaders organized by the National Review Institute, a group connected to the conservative magazine. His prepared remarks were posted online by the organization.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Wisconsin
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