INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) -- Republicans say Fred Thompson will be endorsed for president by the National Right to Life Committee.
The endorsement by the prominent anti-abortion group could give a boost to the campaign of the Republican former Tennessee senator, who has seen his poll numbers drop in recent weeks and has failed to become the consensus candidate for conservatives.
The decision was disclosed today by two Republicans who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement that is expected tomorrow.
Thompson boasts a 100 percent voting record in opposing abortion but has faced criticism from some conservatives for what they consider conflicting statements in the past.
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