Do Polls Matter? "Ask President Dean," Says Jeri Kehn Thompson '88
December 15, 2007
December 15, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Four years ago in this cycle there was a front-runner and his name was Howard Dean," recalls Jeri Kehn Thompson, in an interview with Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader. "John Kerry was running about eighth. You can ask President Dean how things went in Iowa." Thompson, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, is the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson, who is currently running third among GOP candidates in an Iowa poll. She was in Louisville campaigning for her husband yesterday.
The article notes that Jeri Thompson returned home to Washington immediately following her Kentucky stop so she could be on hand when her 4-year-old daughter returned from ice skaing. "I'm doing about as much traveling as my children will let me, which is not that much," says Thompson, who also has a 1-year-old son. "I do about one day a week."
Andy Mead writes, "Thompson said she plans to begin a 2 1/2-week bus trip through Iowa starting later next week. Both children will be with her, she said. A changing table is being built into the bus."
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Learn more about Jeri Thompson in this previous story.Back