Southern Republican Issues

Gov. Roemer spoke before the Southern Republican Exchange, a conference of southern Republican leaders sponsored by the Southern… read more

Gov. Roemer spoke before the Southern Republican Exchange, a conference of southern Republican leaders sponsored by the Southern Republicans Association. The goal of the conference is to bring together Republicans from the southern states to share conservative initiatives on government and policy making. Gov. Roemer discussed his rise in Democratic politics in Louisiana, and his increasing alienation from the Democratic party’s values and policies. In March 1991, Gov. Roemer switched parties and was welcomed into the Republican ranks by President Bush in a ceremony at the White House. Gov. Roemer faces strong local opposition in his bid for reelection to the statehouse, despite having national attention and support. He faces challenges from Rep. Clyde Holloway, whose support comes from those disaffected by Gov. Roemer’s veto of anti-abortion legislation, and from David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan official who has been repudiated by the state Republican party. He also discussed initiatives to expand the constituency base of the Republican party. close

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Southern Republican Issues

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Program ID:
17910-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
May 7, 1991

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  • May 07, 1991 | 3:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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