Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Run – Officially
The speculation can end: Fred Thompson has announced the end of his campaign:
Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:
“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.”
via email from Thompson campaign staff
UPDATE: Video reports from AP and MSNBC.