Election 101: Eleven facts about Buddy Roemer and his presidential bid

Charles “Buddy” Roemer is trying to stage a comeback. After nearly two decades out of office, the four-term congressman and one-time Louisiana governor declared his candidacy for president on Thursday in New Hampshire.

9. What is his family and religious background?

Thrice married, twice divorced, Roemer is now married to his third wife, Scarlett. He has two children, Caroline and Charles, with his first wife and high school sweetheart, Frances Demler, whom he divorced in 1972. Roemer also has a son, Dakota, with his second wife, Patti Crocker, whom he also divorced. Roemer describes himself as a “churchgoing Methodist boy.”

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