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Fred Thompson to announce presidential bid next week

Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson will make his presidential quest official on September 6th.

Fred Thompson to announce presidential bid next week Fred Thompson finally ended the suspense surrounding his presidential candidacy and on Thursday said that he will officially declare his bid on September 6th via a webcast on his website at The former Tennessee senator will tour Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina after his candidacy for Republican presidential nominee is official, despite the fact that he has already began informal campaigning, which was often referred to as "testing the waters". He has ranked second in most of the GOP polls, beaten only by the former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani

 "I believe that there are millions of Americans who know that our security and prosperity are at risk if we don’t address the challenges of our time; the global threat of terrorism; taxes and spending that will bankrupt future generations, and a government that can’t seem to get the most basic responsibilities right for its citizens. The response that we've received makes me confident that we have an opportunity to change politics in Washington and across the country," read a statement from Thompson.

 Fred Thompson will be in Iowa on September 6th, 7th and 8th, then New Hampshire on the 8th and 9th and on September 10th he will stop at Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina.

 Of course the oddsmakers have long declared Fred Thompson a presidential candidate on their books. The online betting website Bodog Sports has listed Thompson as one of the favorites to win the GOP presidential nomination as early as June, with current odds 2/1, trailing behind Giuliani with odds 11/10. Fred Thompson is also a top contender to become the next President listed fourth at 6/1.

Published on 08/31/2007

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