Lieutenant Governor Backing Thompson Presidential Bid

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Monday, April 09 2007 Apr 9, 2007 Monday, April 09, 2007 1:31:59 PM CDT April 09, 2007 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Ronald Reagan did it, and one of Missouri's top elected officials believes Fred Thompson could also make the transition from actor to president. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is a Cape Girardeau Republican who also serves as associate publisher of the Southeast Missourian newspaper. Kinder wrote in the newspaper Sunday that he is supporting Thompson for president. He calls Thompson, quote, "the closest thing to a natural" since Reagan. Thompson is 65. The Republican retired from the Senate in 2003 to return to acting. Kinder cites Thompson's staunch conservatism, along with his potential mainstream appeal as an actor.

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