We previously reported on Buddy Roemer, a former governor of Louisiana, hinting that he might continue his run for President in 2012 as an Independent. Now former Governor Roemer has announced that he will seek the nomination of Americans Elect.
Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer today became the first candidate to announce that he will seek the nomination of Americans Elect, an advocacy group that is trying to put a third, split-party ticket on the presidential ballot.
Roemer, who has gained little support in his attempt to win the Republican presidential nomination, said he will continue his primary race and will run as a Republican in the Americans Elect contest. Voters registering with Americans Elect will choose their nominee via the Internet. If nominated, Roemer will have to choose a running mate from a different party.
Of interest to third partiers–Governor Roemer was elected Governor of Louisiana as a Democrat. He then switched to the Republican Party. As far as I know, his seeking the ballot-line of Americans Elect does not require any change in registration, so he has not changed from that. For his ticket to be deemed “qualified” by Americans Elect, he must pair with a member of another party.