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Roemer fails to get Americans Elect nomination

3 years ago May 18, 2012 May 18, 2012 Friday, May 18 2012 Friday, May 18, 2012 1:48:28 PM CDT in News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer's foundering bid to run for president as an independent candidate has taken another significant hit.

Roemer had hoped to get the nomination of Americans Elect, a nonpartisan group pushing for a third-party candidate. But Americans Elect shut down its efforts Thursday, saying no candidate met the benchmarks for its nomination process.

The former governor and former congressman previously had sought to become a GOP nominee, but never polled above single digits and wasn't allowed to participate in debates.

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