BATON ROUGE — It seemed like a no-miss event in Louisiana politics, a sitting governor announcing his bid for the White House. But the crowd at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign kickoff rally noticeably lacked for political star power.
None of Louisiana’s six Republican statewide elected officials showed up. Only a handful of state lawmakers were there, none of whom live in Jefferson Parish, where the rally was held. And no one vying to take Jindal’s place in the governor’s mansion attended.
The missing officials highlighted just how unpopular Louisiana’s governor has become in his own state, and suggested that few of