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2016 looms: Paul, Jindal visit early voting states

Saturday - 5/11/2013, 8:34am  ET

Louisana Governor Bobby Jindal talks with Republican activists at a Republican fundraiser Friday, May 10, 2013 in Manchester, N.H. Jindal became the first potential 2016 presidential candidate this year to visit New Hampshire, unofficially kicking off the state's presidential primary season roughly 2O years before voting begins. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

THOMAS BEAUMONT
Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Republican Sen. Rand Paul opened his presidential exploration tour Friday with a splashy set of speaking engagements in Iowa designed to broaden his tea party brand into something more mainstream and, perhaps, viable.

At the same time, another Republican, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, became the first potential 2016 presidential candidate this year to visit New Hampshire, unofficially kicking off the state's presidential primary season roughly 2
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