UPDATED: Former TV meteorologist announces state Senate bid

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(Updated with Thompson interview reflecting his views on climate change and adviser role at Heartland Institute)

Meteorologist Mike Thompson on Monday morning announced he was running to replace Republican Mary Pilcher-Cook in the state Senate.

Thompson will be campaigning for support from the Republican precinct committee members who will meet Jan. 11 to pick Pilcher-Cook's replacement in Senate District 10.

He's believed to be the favorite although no one else has publicly announced interest in the seat.

Thompson said he will run for a full four-year term in 2020, setting up a primary with Republican . . .

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