Maryland Republicans Join Thompson Team

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson makes a campaign stop in Greenville, S.C., last month. (AP)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland legislature's top Republicans will back Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson.

Senate Republican Leader David Brinkley and House Republican Leader Anthony O'Donnell will be co-chairmen of the Thompson campaign in Maryland.

Chris Cavey of Baltimore County, a longtime GOP activist, will be state coordinator for the campaign.

Thompson is an actor and former U.S. senator from Tennessee.

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