Former Governor Roemer To Launch White House Bid Thursday

July 18th, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 2 Comments |

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Politico reports:

It’s official: Buddy Roemer will formally announce his presidential campaign Thursday from New Hampshire.

While the former Louisiana governor’s campaign has not set a location for the announcement, he’s scheduled to speak at Dartmouth College that afternoon as part of a national politics series.

“We’re ready to move forward,” said Roemer’s newly-minted campaign director, Carlos Sierra. “He’s one of the first candidates to file his exploratory committee, and now we’re one of the last, if not the last, to make it official.”

A former Democratic member of Congress who switched to the GOP in 1991, midway through his only term as governor, Roemer has gained little traction since launching his exploratory committee in March. He’s rarely been higher than 1 percent in polls, and been shut out of all televised debates, offering him few chances to introduce himself to voters.

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  • Who Will Be The Republican Nominee in 2012?

    [...] Buddy Roemer is announcing his candidacy for POTUS sometime this week. Another strong candidate. http://www.frumforum.com/former-gov-…e-bid-thursday "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky Jeffro is a hell of a good man. "A liberal is a [...]

  • WaStateUrbanGOPer

    Talk about a compelling resume. This man lost a race– simaltaneously– to a former Grand Wizard of the KKK and a man who has been under federal indictment four times. “Vote for the crook, It’s important,” indeed.

    (Well, then again, maybe it’s a bit harsh to blame Buddy Roemer for the boobery of the Louisiana electorate.)