No, not Sam Waterson. Fred Thompson, who has played D.A. Arthur Branch on basically every L&O series since 2002, is contemplating a run for the Republican primary. Thompson, who was a Tennessee senator from 1993-2003, is reportedly “testing the waters” by beginning to raise money and hire staff.
“He is entering the ‘testing the waters’ phase,” says a source. “It allows the senator to go out and gauge support.”
If he decides to move forward with the candidacy, he will likely announce by early July.
S. Epatha Merkerson for VP!!!