SOURCE: Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc.

January 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Fred Thompson Proves in South Carolina That He's the "Clear Conservative Choice Hands Down"

President Maura Statman of Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc. (ELBusa), Home of the "Official Fred08 Store" Says Fred Thompson Won the Debate in South Carolina as He Revs up His Campaign

PHOENIX, AZ and MYRTLE BEACH, SC--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - "We were cheering in our seats after watching the televised presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.," said ELBusa Owner and President Maura Statman, whose company is the only woman-owned business providing official licensed promotional products in the 2008 GOP Presidential Campaign, handling campaign materials for Fred Thompson's bid for the Republican nomination. Thompson answered the question of 'who is the true conservative' live on TV.

During the debate Thursday, Thompson went on the offensive, questioning GOP challenger Mike Huckabee's comments on tax cuts, immigration and foreign policy, and knowledge of the Pakistani military. The former Arkansas governor didn't represent "the model of the Reagan coalition," said Thompson, but the "model of the Democratic Party." The post-debate focus group on Fox News Channel concluded that Thompson won the debate, tipping the scales in his favor toward undecided voters.

Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc. (ELBusa), one of the nation's largest promotional button manufacturers, has noted a jump in orders for buttons, T-shirts and other campaign collateral on the official Fred Thompson Store Web site. During the Iowa Caucus, Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc. announced that commemorative buttons were distributed by the Friends of Fred Thompson, Inc. ELBusa developed, owns and manages www.OfficialFred08Store.com. Visitors to the site, prominently linked from the candidate's main Web site (www.fred08.com), can purchase official licensed products to promote Sen. Thompson's candidacy.

"Fred Thompson is the clear consistent conservative who is the most honorable candidate," said Statman. The phrase "Clear Conservative Choice Hands Down" is prominently displayed on T-shirts on sale at the Official Fred08 Store online.

ELB received national certification in December as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council -- one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation.

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