Friday, May 25, 2007

Blackburn defects to Fred Thompson

The Politico | Jonathan Martin

Would-be candidate Fred Thompson has stolen his first major backer away from one of the already-announced contenders.

After endorsing Mitt Romney in January, third-term Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN) said in a statement today that she will get behind Thompson if he gets in he race. Romney had dubbed Blackburn a "senior adviser" when he announced her support.

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