Thompson Takes On New Role

Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee has been named a co-champion of the nonpartisan National Popular Vote campaign.

The project is promoting reform of the Electoral College by stressing popular votes instead of the winner-takes-all system according to state.

Thompson, who also ran briefly for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, said the campaign is consistent with the country’s constitutional principles.

Joining Thompson as co-champions are former Govs. Chet Culver of Iowa and Jim Edgar of Illinois, both Republicans. Thompson also is an actor.