Where does a candidate go to find "wise counsel and invaluable experience" for his campaign? Fred Thompson has turned to his mentor, to the vice-president's daughter, and to a former Virginia senator whose defeat last fall contributed to the Democratic takeover of the Senate.
On Monday, Mr. Thompson appointed Howard Baker, who is regarded as Tennessee's political dean; Elizabeth Cheney, the vice president's daughter who has worked for the State Department on Middle Eastern policy; and George Allen, the former senator from Virginia, to his "National Campaign Leadership Team."
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