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From Law to Acting to the Senate: Fred Thompson

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From Law to Acting to the Senate: Fred Thompson

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From Law to Acting to the Senate: Fred Thompson

From Law to Acting to the Senate: Fred Thompson

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For more on Fred Thompson and his political ambitions, Michele Norris talks with Marc Ambinder, associate editor of The Hotline. Ambinder says he puts the odds of Thompson entering the presidential race at 60 to 40.

The Republican field so far has left some voters uninspired, Ambinder says, so Thompson could win significant support by just joining the race. His strong abilities as a communicator would be a key part of his appeal to voters.