Saturday, June 23, 2007

Illinois Group wants actor, (former) Sen. Thompson to run for president

The Bloomington Pantagraph | Blackwell Thomas

SPRINGFIELD — He hasn’t announced if he’s running for the presidency yet but that isn’t stopping a group of Illinois Republicans from backing former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson for the job.

Members of Illinois Citizens to Draft Fred Thompson gathered in the Capitol on Friday said they expect the deep-voiced Tennessean to announce for the presidency soon and when he does they want the campaign off to a quick start.

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