Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Hill: Thompson Will Send Surrogate To File for Primary

The Hill's Sam Youngman discovers that Fred Thompson will not personally file for the New Hampshire primary.

Youngman writes, "Thompson’s apparent reluctance to campaign in the Granite State has rubbed many voters and officials there the wrong way, and it could get worse. One source told The Hill on Tuesday that Thompson is not planning to file to run there personally, sending a surrogate instead.

The Thompson campaign would neither confirm nor deny Thompson’s plans to send someone to file on his behalf before the Nov. 2 deadline, but one source familiar with the plans said the former senator would not be there in person. Filing to run in the old statehouse is a Granite State tradition that carries with it significant free media."

The full article can be read here: Thompson’s N. H. window closing

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