Net-Savvy Fred Thompson Ready to Stir the Race

Excerpt: With a campaign built on new technology and a flair for the dramatic, former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson appears ready to stir up the race for the Republican presidential nomination, generating 500 responses from potential contributors and volunteers immediately after news leaked of his determination to run."Can't keep up with the incoming. … Drinking from the fire hose," said Thompson's inundated potential campaign manager, Mark Corallo, in an e-mail to The Politico. Along with the leaked news, Thompson's announcement last week of his resignation from the television drama "Law & Order" were just the latest in a series of moves indicating he is serious about vying for the White House.

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