Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee today gave his endorsement for the Republican 3rd Congressional District nomination to Jeff Duncan, calling him a no-nonsense leader who will “shake up the Washington establishment the moment he is sworn into office.”
Thompson, a lawyer, actor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, added his endorsement to that of the fiscally conservative grassroots Club for Growth, and former Congressional competitor State Senator Shane Massey.
“Jeff is a fiscal conservative champion, which is why he is one of only 11 candidates in the nation along with Sen. Jim DeMint to be endorsed by the Club for Growth,” Thompson said. “And let me tell you, Jeff wasn’t placed on a national short list of leading fiscally conservative candidates just for voting right.”
Duncan, a Laurens businessman, is a four-term state House of Representatives member and chairs the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee.
Thompson said, “With Jeff, what you see is what you get. Jeff Duncan is a consistent conservative whose beliefs don’t change with shifting political winds. Jeff Duncan doesn’t need a poll to show him how to vote, and his beliefs don’t conveniently change when it’s an election year. When Jeff votes, he simply follows the Constitution of the United States of America.” read more »