Buddy Roemer Qualifies for the RI Primary; RI Primary Field Now Complete
According to the RI Secretary of State‘s office, Buddy Roemer has qualified for the April 24 Rhode Island Presidential primary.
This should complete the primary field (unless signatures are being counted strictly in the order they came in, and all of the signatures for Mark Callahan were submitted after the other candidates’ were, which is less likely than the probability that Callahan filed but got no signatures).
The five candidates who will appear on the Republican ballot will be Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Buddy Roemer. (I believe that their ordering on the ballot will be determined by a lottery to be held before the election).
Barack Obama is the only name that will appear on the Democratic ballot.