07/31/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Meeting With Jindal Shrouded In Mystery

Mystery continues to surround Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's plans to interrupt a tour of battleground states today for a visit to New Orleans and a meeting with Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Campaign officials confirm that McCain will fly to New Orleans tonight but declined to give any more details about the visit. The trip attracted even more attention after a nationally syndicated columnist reported that McCain planned to name his running mate this week, sparking speculation that Jindal is a finalist.

McCain deflected the question Tuesday when asked whether was going to make an announcement this week.

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