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October 01, 2008

Fred Thompson cuts ad for McClintock

Conservative state senator Tom McClintock served as Fred Thompson's presidential campaign's chairman in California.  Now Thompson is returning the favor, cutting a radio commercial on McClintock's behalf for his Congressional race.

McClintock is running against Democrat Charlie Brown in the race to succeed retiring Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.)

"Time and time again, I've heard people say, if we only listened to Tom McClintock, we wouldn't be in this mess," Thompson says in the ad. "The financial crisis our nation faces is complicated. I don't think anybody has all the answers But I'll tell you one thing, I’ll feel a lot more confident with Tom McClintock working on it, rather than some amateur."

McClintock is an outspoken opponent of the bailout legislation, and told Politico last week that he would vote against the $700 billion bailout package if he was in Congress.