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American film star is aiming for the presidency

September 7 2007
01:33

Famous American actor and politician Fred Thompson has announced to join the fight for the presidency. This decision could make major adjustments in the electoral balance of power among the Republicans. Even before the official start of the race he was, according to surveys of voters who ranked second in popularity among party members, second only to the current favorite - former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani.

Thompson was a former senator from Tennessee. However, a truly nation-wide fame in the United States brought him a career not in politics, and on the set, especially in the television series "Law & Order." Thompson ever depicted on screen, and U.S. presidents.

The immediate task of the bidder after the entry into the race - to fill the pre-election fund. So far he has only about 3.4 million dollars, while Rudolph W. Giuliani at the end of July brought 35.6 million and spent $ 17.3 million, reports NTV.

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