Polls showing Democrat Buddy Roemer in the lead in the Democratic primary race for governor in Louisiana have been canceled after his campaign was suspended for failing to file timely reports, according to a new report.
The suspension of Roemer’s campaign comes amid allegations that he failed to file his required reports on time in late September.
The campaign was originally scheduled to have its registration completed on Oct. 5.
Roemer’s suspended campaign said the suspensions were related to the fact that he did not have sufficient funds to pay staff and equipment, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
The Associated Press also reported that Roemer, a former federal prosecutor who is now a law enforcement officer, was paid more than $12,000 by the Louisiana Public Safety Department.
Roemers campaign said he did file the required reports after learning of his suspended campaign and his campaign staff did not receive their payment, the AP reported.
The campaign said it would be providing refunds to anyone who was incorrectly paid by Roemers account and the campaign will issue refunds to any person who has not received any money.