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Buddy Roemer

Buddy Roemer

 

Biography

Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III (born October 4, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 52nd Governor of Louisiana, from 1988 to 1992. He was elected as a Democrat but switched to the Republican Party on March 11, 1991. Prior to serving as Governor, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1988.

In January of 2011, Roemer told Baton Rouge television station WAFB that he was considering a run for President of the United States. In March of 2011, he announced that he had launched an exploratory committee for a potential run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. On July 21, 2011, Roemer announced his entry into the race at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

 

Issue #1: Economy

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Issue #2: War in Iraq

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