My favorite House Republican and one of the real shining stars in the Republican party has come out for Thompson.
THE THIRD-RANKING REPUBLICAN in the House of Representatives will support Fred Thompson for president. Adam Putnam, who represents Floridians in the suburbs and exurbs of Tampa and is a key player among conservatives in the House, will join the growing Thompson operation in a leadership position in Florida. Putnam's precise role in the coming campaign is still being worked out, but Thompson advisers expect him to help guide their effort in a state that has become increasingly important since Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation to move its primary up to January 29, 2008.
In recent weeks, several other House Republicans have indicated their support for the coming "Thompson for President" campaign. Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn, who had been a co-chair of Women for Romney, announced last week that she was switching her support to Thompson.