Baton Rouge, LA – Carlos Sierra, national campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Governor Charles E. “Buddy” Roemer, released the following statement on qualifying for FEC matching funds:
“Yesterday’s announcement of certification of eligibility for matching funds was a proud day for our campaign, because we earned a small recognition of our hard work and transparency. Qualifying for matching funds isn’t easy. It requires that you take in at least $5000 in each of 20 states, in increments of $250 or less and in our case $100 or less, and that you agree to spending limits and strict auditing. Our donations came from all 50 states and territories ranging from one to one-hundred dollars, and we disclosed every penny even though were weren’t required to do so.”
“If more candidates went the matching funds route, that would mean fewer Wall Street and K Street fundraisers, and less favors candidates would have to promise to their big donors. Matching funds level the playing field and help take the corruptive influence of money out of the equation. We challenge the rest of the field to lead by example and denounce their Super PACs and special interest money.”
Governor Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money, implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in just four years. Roemer is a candidate for President of the United States. His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com.