From: Fred Thompson

Date: Jan 22, 2008 2:57 PM
Subject: Statement from Sen. Fred Thompson
Body: Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:

“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.”

Thanks for your support, everyone.