Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hunter Forms Exploratory Committee

California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter filed papers to form a Presidential Exploratory Committee on Friday.

Hunter announced his intention to run last October.

Eleven of the 26 prospective 2008 presidential candidates have now formed exploratory committees:

Kansas Senator Sam Brownback
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
California Congressman Duncan L. Hunter
Arizona Senator John McCain
Texas Congressman Ron Paul
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson

Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack

Dodd decided not to "do that exploratory thing:"

Kathy Sullivan, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, said in an interview that she had spoken to Dodd and he said, "I'm not going to do the exploratory thing, I'm going to plunge right in."

He filed papers to run for the White House in 2008 on Thursday.

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