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For Thompson, federalism at heart of campaign

Draws mixed responses to the principle

Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson of Tennessee made a campaign stop on Friday at a VFW Hall in Laconia, N.H. Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson of Tennessee made a campaign stop on Friday at a VFW Hall in Laconia, N.H. (jim cole/Associated Press)
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / November 25, 2007

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WASHINGTON - It seemed like an easy vote when the US Senate took up the "Volunteer Protection Act." By a 99-1 margin, the Senate agreed to protect Good Samaritans from being sued if their acts of kindness toward strangers went awry. But the lone opponent, then-Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee, argued the measure violated federalist principles by imposing a law ... (Full article: 923 words)

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