Romney says he's no front-runner

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney said Sunday he's happy he won the Iowa Straw Poll but doesn't consider himself the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

Romney wins Iowa Straw Poll

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Saturday won the Iowa Straw Poll, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee finished second.

Giuliani leader in new GOP poll

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani led a poll of Republican presidential hopefuls released Friday.

Thompson to make 1st Iowa campaign stop

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Undeclared Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson plans to make his first campaign trip to Iowa next week.

Iowa GOP want more choices

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A new poll of those likely to vote in the Iowa presidential caucus show Democrats are more satisfied with their choices than Republicans. The ABC/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed 53 percent of Democrats polled said they were "very satisfied" wi

Thompson raised $3.4 million in June

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Possible Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson announced he raised $3.4 million during the month of June, mostly in the southern United States.

Gingrich: Three 'formidable' GOP hopefuls

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The Republican party has three serious contenders to be its standard-bearer in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, former House speaker Newt Gingrich says.

Republican hopefuls avoid YouTube debate

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The GOP version of the YouTube debate among Democratic presidential candidates could end up with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, debating himself.

Trouble getting candidates for straw poll

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- Texas Republicans are having a hard time attracting the party's top presidential contenders to their straw poll convention in Fort Worth Labor Day weekend.

GOP presidential field seen narrowing

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- The primary race between Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls appears to be narrowing, say political analysts.

Romney and Thompson on collision course

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Winning the backing of religious conservatives in the United States has sparked a battle between Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson.

If Thompson hat in, his 'L&O' reruns out

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- If Fred Thompson officially seeks the Republican nod for U.S. president, his "Law & Order" character won't be seen in reruns, NBC officials said.

'Law & Order' gets new lead prosecutor

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- A second "Kidnapped" alumnus will join NBC's "Law & Order" when the U.S. procedural TV drama workhorse returns for its 18th season in January.

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Fred Thompson
Republican candidate Fred Thompson makes a campaign stop with his wife and daughter at the Iowa Veterans Home while campaigning for the Iowa Caucus in Marshalltown, Iowa on January 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Fred Dalton Thompson (born Freddie Dalton Thompson; August 19, 1942), is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. He served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1994 through 2003.

Thompson served as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the United States Department of State, was a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, specializing in national security and intelligence.

As an actor, Thompson has appeared in a large number of movies and television shows. He has frequently portrayed governmental figures. In the final months of his U.S. Senate term in 2002, Thompson joined the cast of the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, playing Manhattan District Attorney Arthur Branch.

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