GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal
BATON ROUGE - While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Asked to grade the Republican governor's performance, GOP congressional contenders have answered with middling marks to outright avoidance of the question as support for Jindal has waned in Louisiana.
The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
At a Tuesday forum, only two of six Republican candidates in the 5th District congressional race said they would support Jindal for president.
In the 6th District congressional race, even Jindal's former coastal restoration chief, Republican Garret Graves, hedged when asked to rate his former boss. Other candidates gave the governor lukewarm ratings.
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