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Fred comes up short?

From NBC's Joel Seidman
The committee that former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson set up to "test the waters" for a likely presidential run, Nashville-based "Friends of Fred Thompson, Inc.," raised $3.46 million in its first month, from June 4th to June 30th, according to an Internal Revenue Service filing out today.

The amount -- reported as required by the IRS for the "527" political organization -- was less than the $5 million number that had been talked about by Thompson supporters.