“Tomorrow, I will formally end my bid for the GOP nomination for President of the United States. As the GOP and the networks host debate number twenty-something this evening, they have once again turned their backs on the democratic process by choosing to exclude a former Governor and Congressman. I have decided to take my campaign directly to the American people by declaring my candidacy for Americans Elect. Also, after many discussions with The Reform Party, I am excited to announce my intentions of seeking their nomination. It is time to heal our nation and build a coalition of Americans who are fed up with the status quo and the partisan gridlock that infects Washington. Together, we will take on the special-interests that control our leaders and end the corruptive influence of money in politics so we can focus on America’s top priority – jobs.”
The Reform Party today only retains ballot access in a handful of states. However, Americans Elect looks poised to be on a number of ballots next November.
Roemer, the former Republican Governor of Louisiana, is the second Governor this cycle to seek the nomination of a third party. Already running for the Libertarian nod is Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico.
The campaign will host a press conference at Yowie headquarters in Santa Monica tomorrow with the official announcement.