Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, made an appearance at a Republican Fundraiser in Manchester.
The central theme of the fundraiser was the defeat Republicans suffered in the 2012 elections, and the new tack the party must take to wrest the power back from Democrats.
Jindal told the room of about 50 supporters that Republicans mustn't let their defeat lead to inaction and that the party should stay true to its values:
“We lost an election and it’s time to get over it. I’m tired of the naval-gazing, I’m tired of all the public confessions. The reality is we already have one liberal party in America, we don’t need two liberal parties. We can win elections by sticking to our principles but I do think we need to make some changes.”
Touting the educational reforms made in his home state of Louisiana, Jindal urged Republicans to seek greater teacher accountability and stressed the benefits of charter schools.
Jindal caused a stir in January when he said the GOP needed to “stop being the stupid party.”