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Politics

Legislators urge actor to join race

By STEVE BOUSQUET
Published June 15, 2007


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Fifteen Republican members of the Florida House signed a letter Thursday urging actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee to enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

The declaration is one more example of how many Republican activists view the undeclared Thompson with more enthusiasm than they do most of the GOP candidates who actually are in the race.

Their letter called Thompson "a leader who can unite our party and our nation" who "can inspire Americans to stand together."

The list of signers includes Jim Frishe, Pinellas Park; Don Brown, DeFuniak Springs; Larry Cretul, Ocala; Denise Grimsley, Lake Placid; Sandy Adams, Orlando; David Mealor, Lake Mary; Mitch Needelman, Melbourne; Mike Davis, Naples; Ralph Poppell, Vero Beach; Steve Precourt, Orlando; Bryan Nelson, Apopka; Clay Ford, Gulf Breeze; Doug Holder, Sarasota; and Dennis Ross, Lakeland.

 

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