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    Roemer Tops Perry in NH Poll

    WAUKEE, IA - MARCH 07:  Former Louisiana Gov. Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer, III speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event, Monday March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. Five Republicans considering a run for president in 2012 presented themselves to hundreds of activists at the event.  (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer, III

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    Rick Perry is slightly trailing Buddy Roemer in New Hampshire, according to the latest Suffolk University tracking poll out of the state. Roemer was the governor of Louisiana in the late 1980s and early '90s. He announced the start of his 2012 presidential campaign back in July and has been virtually ignored ever since. He hasn’t been invited to a single debate, and ahead of this past weekend’s New Hampshire debates Roemer attempted to tweet his way to relevancy, saying, “I’m at a loss to know why I can’t get a fair hearing.” Perhaps his pleas for attention worked, because he’s nabbed 2 percent of the vote in New Hampshire, just ahead of Perry’s 1 percent. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s standing in the state fell 2 points overnight, to 33 percent.  

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