Thompson $$ Man Resigns

ABC News' Christine Byun Reports: Phil Martin, an adviser for the presidential campaign of Republican Fred Thompson, who had in the past pled guilty to drug charges today resigned from his work with the former Tennessee senator's White House bid.

"The focus of this campaign should be on Fred Thompson's positions on the issues and his outstanding leadership ability, not on mistakes I made some 24 years ago," Martin said today, "I deeply regret any embarrassment this has caused."

Earlier today, Thompson said he had not yet spoken with Martin since he yesterday read reports of Martin's past in the Sunday Washington Post.

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