Jindal out of state campaigning

Gov. Bobby Jindal apparently will be in Iowa Thursday to stump for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

Iowa media reported Jindal would hold a meet-and-greet at 12:30 p.m. and visit the Kum & Go Headquarters at 6 p.m. However, the Jindal’s press office had made no announcement about the governor’s daily schedule until 12:27 p.m. Thursday.

Romney is overseas, leaving Jindal and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to campaign for him.

Earlier this year, Jindal stumped for Romney in Illinois, Ohio and a string of other states.

While Jindal is gone, his administration will be working on more than $300 million in cuts to the LSU hospital system that provides health care to the poor.