By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa – officially entered a wide-open Republican presidential race Thursday, vowing to invigorate a dispirited and promising to thwart another Clinton from capturing the presidency.
The formersenator harkened to the GOP glory days of 1994 when he and other Republicans seized control of Congress and established an equal counterpoint to in the . Now an official candidate for the Republican nomination, Thompson promised to return the party to better times.
“In 1992, we were down after a Clinton victory,” Thompson said in a 15-minute Webcast that laid out the rationale for the candidacy he also declared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.
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