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Jindal Seeks Redemption in 2nd Primetime Showdown

Obama to hold presser as Louisiana Gov. headlines fundraiser

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    Jindal was widely panned for his televised response to Obama's address to Congress last month.

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will again carry the Republican mantle opposite a primetime appearance from President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

    Jindal, considered a potential GOP presidential candidate, is slated to headline a major congressional fundraiser that coincidentally fell on the same night as Obama's planned news conference.

    Jindal was widely panned for his televised response to Obama's address to Congress last month.

    His performance drew a flurry of unflattering comparisons to Kenneth, the nerdy page from "30 Rock" -- with facebook groups like "Bobby Jindal is Kenneth the Page" popping up and YouTube videos sprouting up across the web.

    It also emerged that Jindal's personal anecdote about cutting through bureaucratic red tape during Katrina to release rescue boats during the worst of the storm didn't actually involved him at all. 

    This time, he will speak to a live audience of Republican faithful in Washington. And his speech — scheduled well before Obama's news conference — will likely begin before Obama's evening remarks.