Fred Thompson Considering 2008 Presidential Run

Washington (AP) -- Fred Thompson might try to follow in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan.

The actor, and former Tennessee Senator, is mulling a run for the White House.

Thompson tells "Fox News Sunday" he's "giving some thought" to seeking the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008. He says he'll decide in the coming months.

Thompson, who plays District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBCs "Law and Order," has a law background in real life. He was the minority counsel in the Watergate investigation.

He was elected to the Senate in 1994 to fill the unexpired term of Vice President Al Gore. He left the Senate in 2003 to resume his acting career.

Thompson had roles in such films as "The Hunt For Red October" and "Cape Fear."

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