Buddy Roemer

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Buddy Roemer

In office
March 14, 1988 – January 13, 1992
Lieutenant Paul Hardy
Preceded by Edwin Edwards
Succeeded by Edwin Edwards
Personal details
Born October 4, 1943 (1943-10-04) (age 73)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Political party Republican (since 1991)
Democratic (until 1991)
Spouse(s) (1) Frances (Cookie) Demler

(2) Patti Crocker Roemer

Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater Harvard University
Profession Businessman
Religion United Methodist Church

Charles Elson Roemer III, popularly called Buddy Roemer is an American politician. He served as the 52nd Governor of Louisiana, from 1988 to 1992. Elected as a Democrat, Roemer switched to the Republican Party on March 11, 1991. He also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1988.

Roemer announced in March 2011 that he had launched an exploratory committee for a potential run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Buddy Roemer's Stand

  • Buddy Roemer pledges that he'll take no money from political action committees and no donation more than $100 for his 2012 president's campaign.


July 2011

July 21: Buddy Roemer officially announces his candidacy for the 2012 Presidential Election. With the addition of Roemer, there are now officially 11 candidates who are trying for a GOP nomination for the 2012 election.

Roemer's official announcement

“I run to prepare America to grow jobs again, beginning with the elimination of our tolerance for unfair foreign trade practices and the use of our own tax code to ship jobs overseas. I run to reveal and challenge the control of the special interest over our nation’s capital, and demonstrate the freedom to lead that can only come from refusing their money.”

Republican John McCain welcome Roemer to the GOP's field in a twitter message. “Best of luck to @BuddyRoemer on his campaign - an old friend and a great American!"

July 18: Campaign manager Carlos Sierra says that Buddy Roemer will formally announce his presidential run on July 21 in New Hampshire.

June 2011

Former Governor Buddy Roemer of Louisiana speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Buddy Roemer at Republican Leadership Conference

March: Forms an exploratory committee to prepare for a possible run for the Republican presidential nomination for 2012 election. Appears at a 2011 March forum in Iowa sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

January: Publicly announces that he is considering running for the President's office in the United States Presidential Election, 2012


Date Time Event Location
October 7, 2011 8:00 am Hosting a "Breakfast with Buddy" meeting at a private residence Dayton, Ohio
October 7, 2011 12:00 pm Delivering the Keynote Address at Dayton Economic Summit Dayton, Ohio
July 28, 2011 11:30 pm Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" Television appearance
July 27, 2011 12:00 pm Attending WKXL’s Road to the White House event with hosts Ovide Lamontagne, Dean Spiliotes and Chris Ryan Concord, New Hampshire
July 21, 2011 11:30 am Making his presidential announcement Hanover, New Hampshire
July 21, 2011 4:30 pm Speaking at Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire
July 21, 2011 10:00 pm Fox News's "On The Record with Greta Van Susteren" Television appearance
July 15, 2011 5:00 pm Speaking to Leominster the Republican Committee Summer Picnic West Springfield, Massachusetts
July 9, 2011 4:00 pm Attending a rally at Bossier Civic Club Bossier City, Louisiana