Among the four chairs -- former Sen. George Allen (VA).
The one-time presidential hopeful has had warm things to say about Thompson since the Tennessean first considered a bid this summer, and recently had his former colleague on while guest-hosting a radio show in Richmond.
It's fitting that Allen would back Thompson. They occupy much of the same space politically -- folksy Southern mainstream conservative -- and Fred got in the race in no small part because Allen's absence created a vacuum for a candidate with such qualities. Read more.