by Kevin Allman
RedState editor Erick Erickson announced today that Gov. Bobby Jindal will kick off the 5th annual RedState Gathering in New Orleans. The gathering for grass-roots conservatives will be held Aug. 2-3 at the Westin New Orleans at Canal Place, Erickson wrote:
We’ve invited Bobby Jindal, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Rick Perry, Steve Scalise, Matt Salmon, Ken Cuccinelli, and so many more. We’ll have a good mixture of elected officials and potential candidates for the 2014 cycle.
Unlike other similar groups, the RedState Gathering is all about you, the grassroots. We try to get you up close to the speakers, we ask them to take your questions, and we feed you while you’re there. It is a very unique event on the right. Less frills, but more thrills and access.
Jindal spoke at last year's RedState gathering. At the time, Erickson called him "one of the most effective surrogates on the campaign trail in the primary for Rick Perry and now in the general for Mitt Romney."