Jindal to keynote NRCC dinner

January 23, 2009

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), often mentioned as a presidential candidate in 2012, will put his celebrity to work for House Republicans by keynoting the National Republican Congressional Committee’s March fundraising dinner.

The March 24 dinner will put Jindal in touch with big Washington donors. A darling of social conservatives and an emerging generation of Washington Republicans, Jindal’s presence at such a high-profile dinner will set tongues wagging.

“Bobby is a rising star and is a part of a new generation of leadership in our party,” NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) said in an e-mail to supporters. “He has a budding record of success, having implemented sound, common-sense business practices since he took office in 2007 and started rebuilding his great state.”

The first-term Louisiana governor knows something about House races, having been elected to two terms in Congress before moving to the executive’s office. But it is Jindal’s attractiveness to conservatives as a presidential contender that makes his appearance notable…

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