Bob Smith nixes run in New Hampshire, running in Florida instead

We had previously reported that former Senator Bob Smith was considering a run for US Senate in New Hampshire, but I have recieved news, via reliable sources, that Bob Smith has decided not to run in New Hampshire–and has instead shifted gears to testing the waters for a run for the open US Senate seat in Florida.

In my last post on this subject I chronicled the former Senator’s connections to the US Taxpayer’s Party (which is now called the Constitution Party). But to recap for new visitors who are too lazy to click the aforementioned link–then-Senator Smith left the Republican Party in 1999 to join the US Taxpayers Party and run for President. He later gave that run up and returned to the Republican Party. In 2008, he toyed with the idea of running for the Constitution Party presidential nomination and even wrote some exclusive articles for the Constitution Party, but he would later give up the idea.

11 thoughts on “Bob Smith nixes run in New Hampshire, running in Florida instead

  1. Anti-Catholic Christian

    I would be willing to support him if there were no real paleo-conservative alternatives running in Florida but if he ran for president I would oppose him regardless of the alternatives. But this will not end up being a problem since he will likely drop out.

  2. Trent Hill Post author

    He might drop out–but he might run,too. I suspect it’s a 50/50 shot.

  3. HumbleTravis

    I’d like to see him follow through with at least one third party campaign. However the “mixed signals” are not a great way to start.

  4. Darcy G. Richardson

    This will be Smith’s second try for the U.S. Senate in Florida. He announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2004, but dropped out in April of that year after raising only $66,000. Polls at the time showed the former Senator garnering about 1% of the GOP primary vote.

  5. citizen1

    There is all ready a Constitution Party candidate running of senate in FL. If Smith now gets into this race I may question his true motives.

  6. Trent Hill Post author

    Tim,

    If Smith jumps it, it’d be as a Republican. He would likely lsoe the primary, and could then endorse the CP candidate. Or if he won, the CP candidate could withdraw.

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