La.’s presidential candidates
Louisiana hasn’t had too much luck with her presidential candidates. There was Huey Long, who was poised to run against Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 but was assassinated in 1935; former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who gave the White House two tries in the late 1980s and early ’90s, and this year, former Gov. Buddy Roemer.
Over the years, there may well have been other lesser-known Bayou State presidential wannabes, but obviously they didn’t make the big time, either.