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.