Governor Roemer On His Recent Party Change
Governor Roemer, governor of Louisiana who recently changed political parties, from Republican to Democrat, was officially welcomed to the… read more
Governor Roemer, governor of Louisiana who recently changed political parties, from Republican to Democrat, was officially welcomed to the Republican party by President Bush in the White House. Gov. Roemer’s party change was considered by some to be partially attributable to Louisiana Republican and former Klansman David Duke’s consideration of a campaign for the governorship of Louisiana in 1992. Gov. Roemer might have felt Duke’s nomination might be hindered by his own renomination for the office in the Republican party. Mr. Duke lost a senatorial election in Louisiana in 1990, although not by the margin more liberal Republicans might have hoped. After meeting with President Bush, Gov. Roemer, Gov. Campbell, and Mr. Yeutter, head of the National Republican party, spoke to reporters in the driveway of the White House. Gov. Roemer said his party change was made through a long process of consideration of the precepts of the Republican party, not a spur of the moment decision. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Carroll Campbell Jr. Governor [R] South Carolina
- Charles "Buddy" E. Roemer III Governor (Former) [D] Louisiana
- Clayton K. Yeutter Chairman Republican National Committee
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