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Former Louisiana Governor To Announce White House Bid

Buddy Roemer, who will throw his name in the ring for the GOP nomination for president, is already scheduled to head to Waukee, Iowa, for a forum hosted by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition on Monday.  (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Sept. 1, 2008)

March 2, 2011

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) will announce Thursday he will explore a bid for president, according to a top Republican source.

Roemer is already scheduled to head to Waukee, Iowa, for a forum hosted by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition on Monday. He will announce an exploratory committee on Thursday at the Baton Rouge bank he runs, according to WAFB-TV.

Roemer served four terms in Congress as a Democrat between 1981 and 1988 before being elected governor in 1987. He switched parties to become a Republican in 1991, then lost a gubernatorial primary as a Republican to former Ku Klux Klansman David Duke.

Earlier this year, Roemer said he was "doing my homework" in advance of a possible presidential run. "I'm getting ready to make my case with the American people," he told the Monroe News Star in an interview in January.

On Monday, Roemer will join former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, businessman and radio host Herman Cain and other potential White House contenders at the event for social conservatives just outside Des Moines.

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