The Fix: Buddy Roemer

Buddy Roemer ends presidential bid

Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer has ended his presidential campaign,during which he sought the nominations of the Republican Party, Reform Party and the aborted bipartisan group Americans Elect.

In an interview with The Fix, Roemer said he has simply run out of options.

“Our strategy was a 50-ballot approach, trying to generate enough interest in reform to get to a 15 percent national poll standing, which would put you in the fall debates,” Roemer said. “But the failure of Americans Elect and our inability to achieve the nomination really took away our last chance of ballot access.”
In this March 3, 2012 file photo, former Louisiana governor Charles ”Buddy” Roemer gestures during a news conference in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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