STATE LEGISLATORS HOPPING ONTO FRED THOMPSON BANDWAGON
Two State House members from Polk County are among a group of 15 Republican legislators who announced their support and encouragement for a possible presidential run by character actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Dalton Thompson of Tennessee.
Representative Seth McKeel (R - Lakeland) had previously announced his commitment to the Thompson camp last week after Congressman Adam Putnam (R - Bartow) signed on. Also among the group of legislators offering their support was Representative Dennis Ross (R - Lakeland).
Many among the group had signed a letter encouraging Thompson to run for the White House, noting that "You are a leader who can unite our party and our nation." While Thompson has not officially announced his candidacy yet, he is expected to do so very soon.