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May 23, 2007

Fred Thompson May Announce July 4th

According to the OpinionJournal's Political Diary from today (subscription required, so I can't provide a link), Fred! Thompson is planning to officially announce his candidacy for president some time around the Fourth of July weekend:

It looks as if Fred Thompson will be announcing his presidential candidacy around the Fourth of July weekend. He already has hired Tom Collamore, a former Commerce Department official, as his campaign manager and former Federal Elections Commission chairman Michael Toner as his campaign lawyer.

The announcement has been delayed while Mr. Thompson builds up a credible staff to enable him to hit the campaign trail in an organized fashion. He also had to clear up loose ends on his calendar by fulfilling speaking engagements and allowing original episodes of NBC's "Law and Order," on which he has a regular role, to air before federal equal-time rules kick in that would prevent NBC from airing them.

GOP rivals are carping that Thompson's campaign will fizzle out early admidst the task of fundraising and building grassroots support in key states. Yet that might not be a problem, according to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who says, "Fred has the most spontaneous support I've seen of anyone in the last 40 years."

Keeping fingers crossed!

h/t: Cookiewrangler

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Posted by Pam Meister at 02:04 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0) | 2008
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You are brave indeed Blogmeister!

I too wrote that Fred Thompson will announce the first week of July at www.fredthompsonnews.com

Keep your guard up!

Posted by: mertens at May 23, 2007 06:03 PM

Actually, I think he's been playing it smarter than the rest, even if he didn't have a choice. He's told everyone where he stands on all the hot button issues of the campaign, yet he hasn't really spent much money on it - it HAS been a total grassroots effort. His campaign will gain instant momentum once he formally declares - I can't WAIT!!!

Unfortunately I won't be able to celebrate. I'll be with my dearest friend on the 4th and she's about as bleeding heart liberal as they come...though her hubby isn't. I'll just be happy inside. :-)

Posted by: Kris, in New England at May 24, 2007 09:45 AM

RUN, Fred, run! As soon as he announces, he has my support 100%.

Posted by: Will Cate at May 25, 2007 10:36 AM


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