Jindal's Campaign Calls for Change

Concerned About Debate Criteria

By Melissa Higgins | mhiggins@weareiowa.com

Published 10/13 2015 06:07PM

Updated 10/13 2015 06:07PM

DES MOINES - Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has a problem with the polls and debate criteria.
Local 5 talked on the phone Tuesday with his campaign's chief strategist. They're unhappy with network debate rules that have kept him off the main stage so far. They want to see polls in early states weighed as more important.

"Iowa is the place where the voters will first vote. And we've all been around before, if you don't do well in Iowa and you follow that up by not doing well in New Hampshire, you close your doors. That's what happens. Now, if we had a national primary, that'd be the way to do it. And some people in the party over the years have argued for regional primaries or a national primary. That's all fine and good, but that's not the reality right now," explained Curt Anderson, Jindal's Chief Campaign Strategist.

The campaign claims Governor Jindal is currently at 6 percent and tied for 5th place in some Iowa polls.

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