Fred Thompson Endorses McCain

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Michael Shear Washington Post's The Trail

Fred Thompson, the one-time Republican presidential candidate, endorsed Sen. John McCain Friday, calling on the party to "close ranks" behind the presumed nominee.

"This is no longer about past preferences or differences. It is about what is best for our country and for me that means that Republican should close ranks behind John McCain," Thompson said in a statement reported by the Associated Press.

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