The "Will he or won't he?" question may soon be answered concerning Fred Thompson entering the race as a Presidential candidate. There are many, many factors that come into play when determining when to enter a campaign, a great many of them concern laws governing campaign finances. As the primaries approach, however, it becomes a more crucial thing to enter at exactly the right moment and officially announce as a candidate.
WSMV-TV: Thompson Announcement Set For Nashville
Headquarters To Be Based At Fall School building
Reported By Dennis Ferrier
POSTED: 4:29 pm CDT June 22, 2007
UPDATED: 7:15 pm CDT June 22, 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Channel 4 News Nationwide Exclusive
Fred Thompson is set to announce that Nashville will be the home of his national campaign headquarters, WSMV is reporting.
A source close to the campaign planning tells WSMV that that Thompson planned to announce his candidacy on the steps of the historic Fall School Building Tuesday, but Thompson campaign officials deny that Tuesday's announcement is an official run for the White House.
The source tells WSMV report says that the Thompson campaign has obtained the lease for that building to turn it into a national campaign office.
"Everything's in place for tuesday," the source told WSMV. "There are three major events built around his announcement." But Bob Davis, the Tennessee Republican Party Chairman, and Thompson's former Chief of Staff says "There will not be an annoucement Tuesday."
The Fall School is Nashville's oldest still-standing school building. It currently houses office space, including a local office for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
I personally have made my own position on this very clear. If Fred Thompson enters the race, that's my candidate, that's who I'm backing.
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man