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Fred Thompson Seeks $4.6 Million
NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2007

Posted on 06/06/2007 3:54:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Supporters of Fred Thompson are seeking to raise $4.6 million to help launch the former senator and "Law & Order” star’s expected run for president in 2008.

A group called the First-Day Founders got the ball rolling when all 100 members each donated the primary maximum of $2,300 on June 1, the day Thompson’s exploratory committee filed with the Tennessee secretary of state, allowing the committee to begin fundraising.

If the First-Day Founders come through with their fundraising efforts, "Thompson presumably would start off with $4.6 million in ‘seed money,’” The Hill newspaper reported.

"Speculation has been rampant as of late that the former senator is all but in the race … and such aggressive fundraising efforts seem to support that notion.”

Some analysts believe that Thompson will not announce his candidacy before the end of the second filing period because he might appear financially weak compared to candidates who have had more time to raise money, according to The Hill.

In addition to the First-Day Founders, several Web sites that were formed to urge a Thompson run have been raising money as well. GrassrootsVoter.com claims it has signed 17,000 volunteers from all 50 states, and www.Fred08.com is also asking for donations.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: beathillary; conservatism; election; election2008; electionpresident; elections; fred; fred08; frederalism; fredthompson; fundraising; gop; greatrighthope; politics; reaganlegacy; republicans; rfr; ronaldreagan; runfredrun; thompsonbolton2008
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FR should get behind this!!
1 posted on 06/06/2007 3:54:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FHLH seeks 4.6 million....

Thanks in advance :)


2 posted on 06/06/2007 3:55:37 PM PDT by fhlh (Liberal (noun): A person so open minded, their brains have fallen out of their head.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KEYWORDS: beathillary; conservatism; election; election2008; electionpresident; elections; fred; fred08; fredthompson; fundraising; gop; republicans; rfr; ronaldreagan; runfredrun; thompsonbolton2008; Click to Add Keyword

Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan.


3 posted on 06/06/2007 3:58:00 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

Yeah? And?


4 posted on 06/06/2007 3:58:42 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a year’s worth of donations set aside for Fred the day he announces.
5 posted on 06/06/2007 3:58:51 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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To: RockinRight

It’s ridiculous to keep promoting the idea that Fred Thompson is Ronald Reagan, or some political reincarnation of him.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 3:59:46 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

Someone will need to explain why a term and a half senator with a mediocre (at best) record deserves to be seen as the great conservative hope.


7 posted on 06/06/2007 4:01:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: SittinYonder
True, and it’s unfair to either. Even Ronald Reagan isn’t Ronald Reagan. Thompson needs to create his own identity (which he is doing..) He is strong enough to stand on his own.
8 posted on 06/06/2007 4:01:38 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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To: SittinYonder

“Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan.”

Thank goodness as Ronald Regan has passed on.


9 posted on 06/06/2007 4:02:43 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: mnehrling
I will do my best to raise at least 1 million dollars for Senator Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign. I suggest everyone here that believes in Fred contact like-minded friends, neighbors, relatives, church/synagogue members & anyone they can think of. In the 1980’s I was very successful in fund raising for my local GOP committee by simply calling people registered R or I in Who’s Who.
10 posted on 06/06/2007 4:03:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: SittinYonder

I haven’t been.

I HAVE, correctly, compared the two men where they are similar. Never once said he was a reincarnation of RWR.


11 posted on 06/06/2007 4:04:04 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: SittinYonder

VERY few freepers have made that comparison. That’s something being promoted by...a few pundits here and there- but noticably NOT by Fred.

It does both men a dis-service.


12 posted on 06/06/2007 4:05:43 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: cripplecreek
Simply because he is not what all the rest of the also-ran empty-suit career politco RINOS are.

Oh, and he can kick hillary's a$$


13 posted on 06/06/2007 4:06:30 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Thompson Time!")
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To: cripplecreek

His record is fine. What makes him appealing are a few things:

-by far the most conservative candidate with a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the general or the nomination even
-likeable and straight-talking
-against the amnesty bill without being a one-trick pony like HunterTancredo
-Best fiscal record of anyone running
-anti-corruption
-non-traditional
-been outside DC long enough to be trustworthy, but spent enough time there to know how things work and be experienced in such matters


14 posted on 06/06/2007 4:06:37 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: mnehrling
Thompson needs to create his own identity (which he is doing..)

Exactly, and that's my only point. But the people who believe and promote Thompson as the next Reagan are going to end up being disappointed.

Reagan is a legend, and no one, even the man himself, can live up to a legend.

15 posted on 06/06/2007 4:08:22 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep your head down, the Romney fans are going to be here shortly.


16 posted on 06/06/2007 4:12:14 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: SittinYonder

Let Fred make his own legacy!


17 posted on 06/06/2007 4:13:38 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unfortunately there are way too many Giuliani and Romney supporters on here. We won’t stay a FReeRepublic if either of those gun grabbers gets elected. And then there are the multitudes who support those who will never poll more than one or two percent. I’m a pragmatist. I know Duncan Hunter, however conservative he is, will never break into the top tier. The only acceptable candidate that can do that and stand a chance in November 2008 is Fred Thompson. And that’s who I’m supporting. 2008 is too important to lose. With the Rats in control of Congress, there needs to be a counterbalance in the White House. And the next president will also be nominating at least one or two Supreme Court justices. If Hillary or Hussein wins, we all know which way the court will tilt. The Republican nominee is going to be either Fred Thompson, Giuliani, Romney or McCain. Now is the time for all good FReepers to decide which of the four they support. Choose wisely...as if the fate of our great nation depends on it, because it does.
18 posted on 06/06/2007 4:15:12 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (Run, Fred run! I will send my donation as soon as you announce.)
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To: SittinYonder

Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan.


Agreed.

He’s better, and will stand on Ron’s broad shoulders.


19 posted on 06/06/2007 4:16:22 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney (...and another "Constitution-bot"))
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To: SittinYonder
I wonder even how Reagan would be viewed now... The legend of Reagan seems bigger than the man (no insult to the man..)
20 posted on 06/06/2007 4:16:45 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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