Thompson invading Romney’s backyard

Presumed presidential candidate former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) has been sticking to the South in his early fundraising efforts.

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But in the next few days he’ll take his traveling guessing-game north, into the territory of his would-be rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R).

Thompson’s finance director, Dorinda Moss, sent an e-mail to supporters this afternoon inviting them to join Thompson at a reception in North Chatham, Mass.

“On behalf of Sen. Fred Thompson, I want to thank you for joining with other Friends of Fred online to show your support,” Moss wrote in the e-mail. “Friends of Fred, of course, is more than an online gathering place. Fred is traveling around the country talking about his vision for America’s future, and as a valued supporter, we would like to invite you to attend a fundraising event in your area.”