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Knoxville (AP) -- If former Tennessee Senator Thompson decides to run for President, he will find more backers in his home state.
Congressman John Duncan Junior of Knoxville, has already endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for president, but Duncan says he would switch to Thompson's side if there is a campaign.
Thompson said he is thinking about running for President after former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker and Congressman Zach Wamp of Chattanooga went public with their desire to have Thompson run.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and newly-elected Senator Bob Corker also have hinted they would back Thompson.
Thompson was elected to the Senate in 1994 and served eight years. He is now an actor on NBC's "Law & Order."
Duncan says he and Thompson have similar views on many issues and he likes Thompson personally.
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