Roemer to make presidential run official Staff

7/18/2011 2:17:00 PM - Staff

(CNN) - He was one of the first Republicans to form a presidential exploratory committee back in March, but now former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer is officially throwing his hat into the ring.

The White House hopeful, soon to be the 11th GOP presidential candidate, will announce his decision Thursday in New Hampshire, where he'll be living and "campaigning the heck out of the state," according to campaign manager Carlos Sierra.