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Fred Thompson To Enter Race On The 4th Of July

by @ 10:32 am on May 30, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

According to The Politico, former Senator Fred Thompson has already made up his mind about a run for the White House

Fred Dalton Thompson is planning to enter the presidential race over the Fourth of July holiday, announcing that week that he has already raised several million dollars and is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations, Thompson advisers told The Politico.

Thompson, the “Law and Order” star and former U.S. senator from Tennessee, has been publicly coy, even as people close to him have been furiously preparing for a late entry into the wide-open contest. But the advisers said Thompson dropped all pretenses on Tuesday afternoon during a conference call with more than 100 potential donors, each of whom was urged to raise about $50,000.

Thompson’s formal announcement is planned for Nashville. Organizers say the red pickup truck that was a hallmark of Thompson’s first Senate race will begin showing up in Iowa and New Hampshire as an emblem of what they consider his folksy, populist appeal.

Given the fact that none of the above seems to be an increasingly popular choice among Republicans looking at the field of Presidential candidates, Thompson could become a big player in the race very quickly.

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One Response to “Fred Thompson To Enter Race On The 4th Of July”

  1. We’ll see how long he stays atop the straw polls when he’s not a straw man :)

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