Acting campaign manager Tom Collamore will still advise Thompson, but his presidential operation will be run by the duo of former senator and energy secretary Spencer Abraham and a Florida GOP strategist, Randy Enright, according to Rozett. [Thompson Shakes Up Staff, The Guardian 7/24/07]
Before Abraham was energy secretary, he was the Senator from Michigan, who successfully led efforts to reduce the effectiveness of the 1996 reform legislation. He was defeated for re-election by Debbie Stabenow, in part because of his anti-enforcement politics.
How bad could Spencer Abraham be? In 1997, La Raza gave him its "Defender of the Melting Pot" award.
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