POSTED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:42am
Louisiana (NBC33) — Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer has quit his run for president.
Early this morning, Thursday, May 31, Roemer's campaign announced he'd decided to leave the campaign trail after trying to gain votes for the past 17 months.
Roemer says he's going to continue to work towards reforming the U.S. government, only in another way.
His campaign staff says Roemer garnered seven percent of the U.S. vote in a recent political poll.
The former Louisiana governor and congressman says he believes people are growing tired of the current presidential election process.
"I think the two-party system is dying. I think more people will form their own single party issues,” stated Roemer. “We'll have a tougher debate. More people will be involved. I'm very optimistic about America."
This morning, he thanked volunteers and supporters across the country for their help. He says he will make trips to Washington to lobby for campaign reform.