WASHINGTON (AP) – Fred Thompson, a former Tennessee senator and “Law & Order” actor, will take a step toward a formal presidential candidacy next week, several officials with knowledge of the plans said Wednesday.
Thompson will form a “testing the waters” committee, which will allow him to begin raising money and hiring staff without officially committing to a White House bid. The creation of the committee, to be called “Friends of Fred Thompson,” will be paired with the start of his first major fundraising push.
The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plans were not public, said Thompson is discussing plans for a campaign swing through various early primary states in late June, and is considering several options for a formal announcement should he ultimately decide to enter the race. They said that one scenario under discussion, among others, would have him officially announce his candidacy over the July 4 holiday.
But these officials also cautioned that he’s made no final decision about whether to run or where and when to get in the race should he decide to go forward.
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Thompson to Take Step Toward Candidacy
Fred Thompson needs to get this announcement OUT THERE and make it official, all he has to do is say, “I want to be your president” and it’s pretty much a done deal, the Repubs are running the weakest batch of idiots I have ever seen, not a true Conservative in the bunch, multiple divorces , abortion and homo supporters, gun grabbers, a Mormon, for crying out loud, a so-called Republican that claims to be Conservative and he’s not even a Christian?? And more ‘flip-flops’ than a Jimmy Buffet concert, not a damn one of em has a stance that’s been in place longer than this election cycle…
Fred Thompson needs to get this thing going, NOW!! America needs him, Conservatives can and will support him, and by God, if we don’t, then we deserve whatever bullshit that DOES fall out of the mouths of the Repubs or Dems, because if we don’t get Thompson in the White House, it really doesn’t matter WHO you put in, there’s not a dimes worth of difference in the lot of em…
We have 3 choices folks, vote Democrat, vote Democrat Lite (Republican) or vote for Fred Thompson, and for me the choice is crystal clear!!