OPIOID SERIES:

Q: Is former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) more actor or more politician?

Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSenators grill alleged robocall kingpin GOP Senate hopefuls race to catch up with Dems Overnight Health Care: Rep. Debbie Dingell on the pain and tragedy of the opioids crisis | DEA moves to curb opioid oversupply | Dem says Trump pick opposes VA privatization MORE (D-Mont.): “I don’t know him well enough. I didn’t serve with him in the Senate. If I knew him, I could make that judgment.”  

Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWu-Tang Clan jokingly enlists Comey to track down mystery album GOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey Holder: 'Our democracy is under attack' MORE (R-Ala.): “I know Fred more as a senator and a human being than an actor. He’s a confident personality.”  

Sen. Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinSen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report Congress needs bipartisanship to fully investigate Russian influence MORE (D-Mich.):
“I have no comment.”  

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerDems give muted praise to Pompeo-Kim meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report Corker won’t campaign against Democrat running for Tennessee Senate seat MORE (R-Tenn.):
“I’ve known Fred as more of a fellow campaigner. He ran with me in Tennessee. To me he was a great senator from Tennessee more than anything.”  

Sen. Jay RockefellerJohn (Jay) Davison RockefellerSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Overnight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term MORE (D-W.Va.): “I have absolutely no idea. Don’t make me answer that question.”  

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine):
“I see him as more of a former colleague. He was in my class in ’94 when we first came in.”  

Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.): “I don’t know, I’ve been really busy with my stuff in my office. I haven’t been able to pay attention.”  

Rep. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump's NASA nominee advances after floor drama Senate GOP wary of new tax cut sequel GOP Senate hopefuls race to catch up with Dems MORE (R-Ariz):
“Oh, as a politician.”  

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.): “That is a very good question. Is there any difference?  There’s a little bit [of actor] in all of us. I think that he is an accomplished politician and actor.”  

Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDems: Ryan ‘sole impediment’ to DACA deal The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's Morning Report: Haley clashes with White House MORE (R-Wis.): “Is there a difference?”