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Former Governor Buddy Roemer (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-07-30

Duration: 00:27:45

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Roemer, Buddy | Louisiana Governors | Politics | Political campaigns | Electoral reform | Campaign Finance | Political action committees | Citizens United | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Health Care


  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker


A speech by former Governor Buddy Roemer before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 30, 2012. He gives the same speech he delivered before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee of the Judiciary on campaign reform. He then discusses: the problems with the influence of Super PACS, or political action committees; ways to address the money in politics; special interest donations; the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United; and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.