Count Gov. Bobby Jindal among the Republicans drumming up support for Wisconsin’s embattled governor.
Jindal flew to Wisconsin Thursday to attend a campaign rally and fundraiser for Scott Walker. Walker faces a recall election June 5, in part for pushing a law that severely restricted collective-bargaining rights for most public workers.
Jindal said Wisconsin’s recall election is being watched around the nation, but it ultimately comes down to whether Wisconsinites choose to retain their strong conservative leader, according to The Associated Press.
Jindal was in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha (WAH’-keh-shaw) on Thursday with Walker, a fellow Republican, the AP reported.
Jindal was quoted by AP as saying he was impressed when he heard Walker say that making tough decisions is about the next generation, not the next election. He closed by saying Walker has done more in a short time than some governors do in their entire careers.
Walker also is drawing a visit from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who chairs the Republican Governors Association.
While in Wisconsin, Jindal will sandwich in a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association, his press office said in a prepared statement.