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  • Buddy Roemer recovering from stroke

    August 4, 2014 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Buddy Roemer is recovering after suffering what his son called a "small stroke" about four weeks ago. Chas Roemer, the former governor's son and president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, told reporters at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday that his... more »
  • Four governors convene, Edwards talks baby Play Video

    April 17, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- All four living former Louisiana Governors held a panel discussion on the state's politics at LSU's Business Education Complex. Governors Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco, discussed political topics like taxes, Medicaid, and education. "Often the best and the brightest have to go... more »
  • Former La. governors talk about time in office

    December 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four living former governors traded stories about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post, defended their performances and offered suggestions at a rare public gathering together. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco spoke Wednesday to a packed house... more »
  • Roemer: Presidential candidates are "pitiful" Play Video

    June 4, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Days after his failed attempt at the White House, Former Louisiana Governor and presidential hopeful Buddy Roemer isn't blown away by the remaining candidates for president. "I'm not impressed. I think President Obama has done a terrible job of leading. I think Mitt Romney refuses to... more »
  • Roemer ends presidential bid

    May 31, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer has pulled out of the race for the White House. Roemer's team issued a statement Thursday morning through email announcing that he has suspended his campaign after 17 months of campaigning. Roemer was running for president as an Independent after... more »
  • Roemer fails to get Americans Elect nomination

    May 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    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... more »
  • Roemer says GOP didn't give him a chance

    February 23, 2012 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer says he's running for president as an independent because the Republican Party didn't give him a chance to be a viable candidate. Roemer says he shouldn't have been shut out of the TV debates, and he says both the GOP and the Democratic... more »
  • Roemer goes Independent

    February 22, 2012 10:43 AM

    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... more »
  • Former Gov. Roemer can get fed campaign match

    February 3, 2012 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Excluded from debates and largely ignored by the Republican establishment, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer has become the first presidential candidate to qualify for federal matching campaign funds. The Federal Election Commission said in a news release Friday that Roemer has reached the $100,000 threshold amount in... more »
  • Political analysts say Roemer has chance at presidency

    March 3, 2011 9:53 PM

    Former Governor Buddy Roemer is getting a favorable chance from political analysts after announcing today he's running a grassroots campaign for president with little money. Those experts say Roemer's biggest challenge won't be the people, but rather, the Republican Party. National Democratic Analyst Donna Brazile said, "The field... more »

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