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