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  In Tennessee, Thompson Still Counts
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ContributorGerald Farinas 
Last EditedGerald Farinas  Feb 03, 2008 01:54pm
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MediaWeekly News Magazine - TIME Magazine
News DateSunday, February 3, 2008 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWith his name still on the ballot, Thompson is likely to win delegates from Tennessee even after his withdrawal. In 1996, Lamar Alexander — former governor and now a U.S. senator — withdrew as a candidate for president under similar circumstances and, despite his endorsement of Bob Dole, got 11% of the vote.Tennessee is not a winner-take-all state and under party rules a candidate needs 20% of the vote statewide, or in a congressional district, to win delegates. Thompson may well reach that threshold, leaving delegates committed to him for two ballots at the convention — unless he releases them.
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