BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican running for governor, wants taxpayers to stop footing the bill for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign travel.

Dardenne, who has ramped up his criticism of Jindal in recent months, released a letter Thursday calling on the GOP governor to use campaign cash to reimburse Louisiana State Police for travel costs tied to the governor’s security detail when he’s campaigning out of state.

“Louisiana taxpayers should not pay for any part of the costs of your travel while you campaign for president,” Dardenne wrote.

The lieutenant governor, who is notified whenever Jindal leaves the state,

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