Fred: The Other Boot Drops? (Update: Fred Statement Added)

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jan 22, 2008 2:12 PM
According to Ambinder, Fred has told friends he's decided to drop out, and will make his announcement shortly.

Geraghty's reporting there will be no endorsement.

Fred speaks:
McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:

"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.  I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort.  Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."