Jindal: GOP should change 'just about everything'

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ROSEMONT, IL - JUNE 08: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. CPAC is being hosted by the American Conservative Union. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 25 at 11:06 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling on the Republican Party to, quote, "recalibrate the compass of conservatism."

The Republican governor will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C.

In speech excerpts released earlier in the day, Jindal says the GOP doesn't need to change its principles, but, in his words, "might need to change just about everything else we do."

As Republicans try to rebound from November's painful losses, Jindal says that the shift in the party must come from outside of Washington. The GOP is too focused on number-crunching on Capitol Hill, he says, and not focused enough on economic growth across the nation.

He's the latest high-profile Republican outside of Washington to call for sweeping changes inside the GOP.

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