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  Roemer III, Charles E. "Buddy"
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NameCharles E. "Buddy" Roemer III
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Shreveport, Louisiana , United States
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Born October 04, 1943
Died Still Living (70 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Government Reform - Isolationist - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro School Vouchers - Pro Sugar Subsidies - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Protectionist - Divorced - Methodist -
InfoCHARLES E. "BUDDY" ROEMER was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated president and valedictorian of his high school class. He received a bachelor's degree in government and economics from Harvard University in 1964 and a master's degree in business and finance from Harvard Business School in 1967. He then returned to Bossier City, Louisiana, where he founded two banks, ran a computer company, and a political consulting firm. He was elected as a delegate to the Lousiana Constitutional Convention in 1972 and became a state congressional representative in 1980. He was reelected three times without opposition. In Congress, he served on the House Banking, Finance, the Urban Affairs Committee and the Small Business Committee, and founded and co-chaired the House Grace Caccus, a bipartisan group recommending cost-saving measures for the federal government. While in office, he balanced the state budget for three years, increased teacher pay, strengthened the department of environmental quality to enforce environmental laws, and toughened the laws on campaign finance. Late in his term Roemer switched parties and joined the Republicans, but never won the full allegiance of long term members of the state G0P. Despite a scandal-free administration, he failed to increase the support he received in the 1987 election. Governor Roemer came in third in the '91 campaign losing to a controversial pair of politicians who incited strong feelings - Edwin Edwards and David Duke.


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May 31, 2012 09:00am News Buddy Roemer quits 2012 race  Article TX DEM 
May 17, 2012 11:00am News Roemer Reacts to Americans Elect Decision  Article Picimpalious 
Apr 27, 2012 06:00pm News Independent candidate Buddy Roemer is reaching out for support from the Modern Whig Party  Article Picimpalious 
Feb 03, 2012 01:00pm News Buddy Roemer first presidential candidate eligible for federal matching funds  Article Silver Dime 
Dec 01, 2011 11:00am News Buddy Roemer to seek Americans Elect third-party nomination for president  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 
Nov 29, 2011 02:00pm General Roemer would want Lieberman for VP, open to bipartisan ticket  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 

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FAMILY
Wife Scarlett Roemer 00, 2001-
Son Charles E. "Chas" Roemer, IV 0000-
Mother Adeline Roemer 0000-
Sister Melanie Melville 0000-

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RACES
  08/28/2012 US President - R Convention Lost 0.04% (-90.11%)
  05/17/2012 US President - AE Convention Lost 24.25% (-14.29%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Primary Lost 0.17% (-51.86%)
  01/03/2012 US President - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-90.86%)
  10/21/1995 LA Governor - Initial Election Lost 17.84% (-8.26%)
  10/19/1991 LA Governor - Initial Election Lost 26.51% (-7.26%)
  03/11/1991 LA Governor - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/16/1987 LA Governor - Runoff Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/24/1987 LA Governor - Initial Election Won 33.15% (+5.22%)
  11/04/1986 LA District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 LA District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 LA District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 LA District 4 Won 63.84% (+27.67%)
  09/13/1980 LA District 4 - Open Primary Won 26.85% (+0.00%)
  09/16/1978 LA District 4 - Open Primary Lost 25.60% (-1.31%)
ENDORSEMENTS
LA US President - Nov 06, 2012 LBT Gary Johnson
Baton Rouge Mayor-President - Oct 04, 2008 D Melvin L. "Kip" Holden
LA US President - R Primary - Feb 09, 2008 R John McCain
LA Secretary of State - Special Election - Sep 30, 2006 R Mike Francis
LA Governor - Run-off - Nov 16, 1991 D Edwin W. Edwards
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 D Al Gore