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Weighing 2016 bid, Bobby Jindal to meet with pastors in Iowa

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago January 06, 2015 Jan 6, 2015 Tuesday, January 06 2015 January 06, 2015 4:21 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed back to Iowa to meet with local pastors and again look for support among Christian evangelicals for a possible White House campaign.

The stated reason for Jindal's trip on Tuesday is to talk about his appearance later this month at a prayer rally expected to draw thousands of people to Baton Rouge, and to discuss ways to mount a similar event in Iowa.

But the private meetings also come as Jindal courts religious conservatives across the country ahead of the 2016 campaign.

The trip to first-to-vote Iowa will be his fifth since June, and in recent months, Jindal has also spoken to pastors in New Hampshire, at a gathering of faith leaders in Washington, and in Oklahoma at an event promoting a Bible museum.

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