Thompson’s non-campaign campaign Web site re-launched Tuesday with a host of new interactive features, a significant upgrade from the site’s sleek but stripped-down predecessor.
Along with “Fred Cast” Web video, Thompson’s “Fred File” blog, and a variety of volunteer tools, ImWithFred.com features a fundraising solicitation that acknowledges the campaign’s delayed entry into the presidential horserace.
“We are doing things a bit differently so we are off to a late start,” the site reads. “Help us hit the ground running by contributing today.”
Thompson’s exploratory committee raised $3.4 million in June, a figure that disappointed some political observers.
So, does the new-look Web site mean Thompson is ready to officially announce his candidacy?
“I think you should be reading into the Web site that we are trying to provide an interactive space for supporters to communicate with the senator, to learn more about what he’s up to and what he’s thinking,” Thompson spokesperson Linda Rozett told CNN.
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby