Most of the $3.3 million that Gov. Bobby Jindal raised last year for his re-election campaign came from donors at Louisiana addresses. Campaign finance reports filed with the state Board of Ethics show that the governor’s record for drawing checks from out-of-state contributors waned in 2010.
Jindal said political pundits are free to analyze and to dissect how much money he raised. He said his goal was to gather the resources he needs to communicate with voters. “Last year was a historic election, and I certainly spent time helping candidates” who will oppose job-killing policies, Jindal said.
The governor has raised more than $12 million for his re-election efforts. The primary is Oct. 22 with a runoff, if necessary, on Nov. 19. No one has announced plans to run against him, although numerous Democrats have said they will not oppose the Republican governor.