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Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

1 year 10 months 3 days ago December 19, 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Friday, December 19 2014 December 19, 2014 5:55 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015.

A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250 to $2,500.

Jindal was returning to Baton Rouge after the event.

Reeves was elected to two terms as state treasurer before winning the 2011 race for lieutenant governor. In the job, he presides over the 52-member Mississippi Senate.

The 40-year-old Reeves recently said he wants Mississippi to ditch Common Core because he believes the academic standards have been "hijacked by the Obama administration." Jindal filed a federal lawsuit accusing the administration of coercing states to adopt the standards.

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