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Bobby goes north 

Gov makes traditional stop for presidential hopefuls

  The ever-peripatetic Gov. Bobby Jindal has another big trip scheduled next month — this one to the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Michigan. Jindal is head of the Republican Governors' Association, but the biennial Mackinac meeting is also a traditional stopping place for those with their eyes on the White House — which should do little to quell talk that Jindal's gaze is fixed on Washington D.C.

  In 2011, presidential candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were featured speakers at the Mackinac conference. In 2007, the speakers and presidential wannabes included Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and eventual GOP nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

— Kevin Allman

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