My source, a close advisor to Bob Smith, is reporting that the former New Hampshire Senator (who now lives in Florida) is planning to return to New Hampshire and run for the open Senate seat previously filled by Judd Gregg. Sen. Smith has had connections to the Constitution Party throughout his long career. In July of 1999 he casued quite a stir by leaving the Republican primaries to become the candidate for the then-US Taxpayers Party, now known as the Constitution Party. He left the party shortly afterwards, and then withdrew from the race alltogether a couple months later–citing fundraising concerns. In January of 2008, he wrote an exclusive editorial for the Constitution Party’s website, which can be found here. This fueled speculation that Senator Smith might join the race for the Constitution Party nomination, which he certainly was–though he declined to run in the end. Senator Smith did have some good things to say about Chuck Baldwin, though, after he secured the Constitution Party nomination.
“I admire Chuck Baldwin. He is a great patriot and an outstanding conservative leader. He is a man of impeccable moral credentials who if elected will preserve, protect and defend our Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.”