Louisiana ex-governor enters US presidential race

July 22nd, 2011 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, July 22 (IANS) Former governor of US’ Louisiana state Buddy Roemer has formally announced his White House bid, a media report said.

The 67-year-old politician made the announcement Thursday, Xinhua reported.

With his “Free to Lead” campaign theme, Roemer promised not to take donations above $100 per person and to “fight against special interests that control Washington”, the report said.

“I have deliberately chosen a path requiring the help of many because that’s the way to win and, more importantly, that’s the way to get these mighty things done after the election. Stand with me against the special interests. Spread the word. It will change,” he was quoted as saying.

Roemer served as Louisiana governor from 1988 to 1992. Prior to that, he served three terms in the House of Representatives.

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