Former Tennessee senator and Law & Order star Fred Thompson announced yesterday that he will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination next week.
Thompson said he will announce his candidacy via video on his website (ImWithFred.com) on September 6th, then embark on a five-day swing through several early-voting primary states.
In a statement released yesterday, Thompson said: "I believe that there are millions of Americans who know that our security and prosperity are at risk if we don't address the challenges of our time; the global threat of terrorism; taxes and spending that will bankrupt future generations, and a government that can't seem to get the most basic responsibilities right for its citizens.
"The response that we've received makes me confident that we have an opportunity to change politics in Washington and across the country, and take on these challenges the way every generation of Americans has faced the challenges of their time -- with unity, hard work and a belief that we will come out on the winning side."
And on another note, ABC announced that it would not stop showing endless reruns of Law & Order, despite Thompson's candidacy.