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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Thompson meets with more than 50 'friends'

Thompson met with congressional Republicans Wednesday as he considers a presidential bid.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Tennessee senator and possible Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson met with over 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The meeting was hosted by Reps. John Duncan, R-Tennessee, and Zach Wamp, R-Tennessee.

Thompson said he wanted to see what his friends were thinking.

"I wanted to come over and see some of my old friends, make some new friends and tell them what was on my mind and listen and to see what was on their minds," said Thompson. "And we had a good talk, enjoyed it, and we'll be seeing more of each other, I'm sure."

Several members expressed excitement about a possible presidential bid by the former senator turned "Law and Order" actor.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, was ready support Sen. Thompson saying, "if Fred Thompson runs for president, I'll endorse his candidacy."

-- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai
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