WASHINGTON (CNN) - Television star and former Sen. Fred Thompson will make his first trip to New Hampshire as a potential presidential candidate later this month, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The Tennessee Republican started to "test the waters" for his campaign by beginning to raise money and hire staff about a week ago. He is expected to make an official presidential announcement as early as July.
Republican State Senate Minority Leader Ted Gatsas, A high ranking New Hampshire official, told the Union Leader Friday that Thompson agreed to show up to a fundraiser to benefit the Senate Republican PAC on June 28. General tickets cost $50, and supporters can pay $500 for a private reception with Thompson. The fundraiser will take place in Bedford, New Hampshire.
- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich