Land commissioner Jerry Patterson, who supports the draft Fred Thompson movement that is flourishing because of the perceived weaknesses of the other Republican presidential contenders, provided me with the names of the six senators and fifty-five House members who are urging Thompson to enter the race. Patterson cautions that these signatures are not endorsements but rather an encouragement for Thompson to run. Patterson also told me that he expectes the list to grow; there are some 10 to 15 Republican lawmakers whom he has yet to contact. In addition to Patterson, Railroad Commissioner Victor Carrillo has joined the draft-Thompson movement. I will continue to update the list as it grows.
Bob Deuell (added today)(spelling corrected)
Jimmie Don Aycock
Dianne White Delisi
Corbin Van Arsdale