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Roemer goes Independent

3 years ago Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:43:02 AM CST February 22, 2012 Wednesday, February 22 2012 Feb 22, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is giving up his attempt to win the Republican nomination for president.

But he's no giving up his bid for the White House.

Roemer announced today that he is leaving the GOP after his dismal performances in the states that so far have held primary contests or caucuses.

Instead, Roemer is running as an independent, trying to become the nominee of American Elect.

This is a nonpartisan group pushing for a third-party candidate to run against the President and the eventual GOP nominee.

Roemer said he will also seek the presidential nomination of the Reform Party.

The former governor built his campaign on lambasting special interests in politics, limiting his campaign donations to $100 and refusing money from political action committees.

 

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