Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer hasn’t made his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination official yet, although it’s clear to everyone that he’s a candidate. And on Monday he heads to New Hampshire to campaign and will likely make his candidacy official.

Roemer bookended an hour-long speech at a rally Saturday in Bossier City with references to New Hampshire, an early battleground state in the nominating process, saying of the Granite State, according to an account in The Shreveport Times, “I’m not going to say it’s just like Doyline, but it’s the same sort of thing. You can kiss every baby there and shake every hand in about an hour. But they’re good people, I’m finding that we’re getting along.”

A long shot at the very least, the 67-year-old Roemer has vowed not to accept donations of more than $100. According to a poll conducted last week by Manchester television station WMUR, Roemer is barely registering a pulse among likely GOP voters, polling at less than 1 percent along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the poll with 35 percent, far outpacing the field.

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