‘Fred File’ to Buzz Tonight in English and Spanish.

Oct 21, 2007 3:07pm

ABC News’ Christine Byun Reports: Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s campaign website will be "live blogging" in both languages during tonight’s Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Fl. Staff web guru, Jon Henke, will be offering his comments, which will also be translated into Spanish and posted online. Spokesman Jeff Sadosky called their online efforts "an innovative way to push our message out to voters and rapidly respond to errant attacks."

"In Florida, a state in which the Hispanic community plays a great role, providing the same response in Spanish is an easy decision," Sadosky added, in an email.

Thompson, who campaigns for the next two days in the Sunshine State, has been spending his weekend at Presidency IV, a gathering of Florida Republican activists and supporters. He, along with candidates, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Senator John McCain, paid $100,000 each to participate in "P4" and meet with members of the Republican Party of Florida.

Yesterday, Thompson attended receptions with minority voters, after delivering a surprisingly short speech at the Presidential Candidates Rally. After showing an introductory video about his life, Thompson’s remarks roughly lasted four and half minutes, which were much more abbreviated than other candidates’ stage-time. Giuliani – who spoke first at the event – engaged the crowd for more than twenty minutes.   According to Thompson’s campaign staff, their candidate was adhering to candidate time limits on-stage.

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