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[Fred]Thompson In Town For Fundraiser (Nashville, Tennessee--Also Nice Video of Event)
WSMV-TV ^ | August 23, 2007 | Marc Stewart

Posted on 08/25/2007 10:40:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson was in Nashville on Wednesday night and spoke exclusively to Channel 4 News.

Thompson spent the night at a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser drumming up support with the help of some of country's biggest stars.

Even though nothing is official, Thompson is continuing to look and act like a presidential candidate. He gives further hints about his future to Channel 4 reporter Marc Stewart.

"It's wonderful to be back home. I've got part of my family here, the ones that are in town," said Thompson.

Thompson is certainly playing the role of a presidential candidate after making the rounds in Iowa.

Some of Nashville's biggest entertainers, John Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy all made an appearance at Wednesday’s fundraiser.

"(I’m) so happy so many people came here to give me a good homecoming," said Thompson.

As far as a full-scale commitment to a White House bid, he’s still not making anything official just yet.

"We'll be having a statement on that in the not-too-distant future, so keep your powder dry," Thompson said.

Thompson and his supporters in Nashville were expected to raise several hundred thousand dollars at Wednesday’s gathering.

Just two weeks ago, another Thompson fundraiser in Nashville, which was hosted by former Sen. Howard Baker, brought in $250,000.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; elections; fredthompson; fundraiser; gop; ia2008; republicans; tn2008; whitehouse
Any day now, it seems...
1 posted on 08/25/2007 10:40:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:) Hey 2nd! This must be called ‘keep your powder dry’ pre-campaign campaigning.

2 posted on 08/25/2007 10:51:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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Fun Stuff; all fluff.
Rudy Giuliani will be the next President of the Unites States. So, I guess we have to go through the motions. OK.
3 posted on 08/25/2007 11:54:16 PM PDT by TheBridge
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To: Politicalmom; Sturm Ruger


4 posted on 08/26/2007 12:39:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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