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Election 2008

Drafting a President

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Former Senator and actor Fred Thompson is expected to join the presidential race next week. The reason he's running? He was drafted by his supporters. It's not the first time a candidate has announced they're running for President because of supporters' efforts. Weekend America reporter John Moe looks into the history of presidential drafts.

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