(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is staying in his home state for now as Tropical Storm Isaac heads towards New Orleans.
The two-term governor was to arrive in Tampa on Tuesday to address the delegates of Republican National Convention that evening. Instead of preparing for his high-profile speech, he declared a state of emergency Sunday and asked for voluntary evacuations in 15 low-lying parishes on or near the Gulf Coast.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal may miss attending and speaking at the Republican National Convention for the second time in a row.
With Tropical Storm Isaac picking up strength as it heads toward the Gulf Coast, including his home state, Jindal's convention speech is in jeopardy – as it was four years ago, when Hurricane Gustav slammed into New Orleans.
(CNN) - The Ron Paul 2012 campaign is preparing to challenge the entire slate of Louisiana's 46 delegates selected to attend the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Florida.
Paul's campaign asserts the final list of delegates released Friday that were selected during the state party's convention last month were chosen against the rules. At the time, Paul supporters held their own rump convention, or protest vote, in the same room, which composed a majority of those attending.
(CNN) – Members of the Republican Party of Virginia's State Central Committee voted Friday to eliminate the statewide primary in favor of a party convention vote to choose its nominees in the upcoming 2013 campaign.
The move comes in the middle of a campaign for the party's nominee for governor between Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, supported by many state GOP leaders, and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a tea party favorite.
(CNN) - Governor Mitt Romney will drop his challenge for the four remaining delegates in Ohio, effectively giving them to Rick Santorum.
The delegates come from districts Santorum won but because he didn't have a full slate of names required to fill the spots, the Romney campaign originally contested they should be awarded to the former Massachusetts governor. This will bring Santorum to 25 delegates in Ohio, still below the 38 Romney won, CNN estimates.