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  • Gillman: Ted Cruz’s preparations in the South could pay off

    09/07/2015 7:48:29 AM PDT · by Isara · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05 September 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — On average, the winner of the New Hampshire presidential primary is someone who shook the hands of at least 35 percent of the people who voted for him.Not everyone who shows up and kisses all the babies gets the most votes. But you can’t win without a whole lot of face time. And time is quite a precious commodity to a candidate.So far, Sen. Ted Cruz has spent far more time outside the Granite State. His two-day visit last weekend was his first in three months, and it did not go unnoticed that he’d already made four...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Ted Cruz adds 66 to NH campaign leadership

    08/26/2015 8:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced additions to his New Hampshire leadership team, which he says now numbers 107. The U.S. senator from Texas previously named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Executive Councilor David Wheeler, R-Milford, and former New Hampshire House Speaker William L. O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, as his state co-chairmen. The latest roll-out of 66 conservatives comes as Cruz plans a busy weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire. The list features several prominent conservatives, activists, faith leaders and state and local lawmakers. It includes former state Sen. Fenton Groen and Rep. Warren Groen of Rochester, Rep. Rick Christie of...
  • Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell.....

    08/26/2015 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies ^ | 08/26/15
    Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell co-chairs of “Vets for Ted,” Bill Connor to Serve as National Director HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, and Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of the Cruz for President military coalition, “Vets for Ted.” Bill Connor will serve as national director.“I am humbled and proud to have Bob, Jim, Brian, and Bill leading the ‘Vets for Ted’ military coalition,” Sen. Cruz said. “Each of these men...
  • Mitt Romney endorses pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over pro-life rival in Senate race

    07/08/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 47 replies
    MANCHESTER, NH – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over his pro-life rival in the primary to see who becomes the GOP's candidate for U.S. senator from New Hampshire.
  • The Scott Brown inevitability story isn’t quite as solid as thought (Bob Smith Upset?)

    06/14/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 14, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s been an interesting, but largely overlooked development in the New Hampshire GOP Senate primary race this week. One of the candidates, Karen Testerman, has dropped out of the race and tossed her support to former Senator Bob Smith, issuing the following statement. It is time for all of us to put aside pride and focus on our greater GOAL, that of fighting for Family, Faith and Freedom. I will not force our principle-driven primary voters to make a self-defeating choice. After much prayer and consultation, I will step aside to allow Senator Bob Smith to be the ONLY conservative...
  • Fmr U.S. Sen. Bob Smith changes mind, will challenge Shaheen [Conservative Again?]

    12/01/2013 2:32:49 PM PST · by BushCountry · 85 replies
    WMUR ^ | Dec 01, 2013 | James Pindell
    Former New Hampshire Republican senator Bob Smith said he has changed his mind and will try to defeat Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen for his old seat next year. Smith told WMUR Political Scoop on Sunday that he had made a decision not to run largely to get out of the way for other candidates, but as weeks came and went no major candidates got into the race, and he kept getting encouragement to run. "I have a decision to run again for the Senate," said Smith. "This is nothing personally against Jeanne Shaheen, who I like as a person, but...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith endorses Newt Gingrich

    12/03/2011 8:28:08 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 110 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 12/03/2011 | Garry Rayno
    CONCORD — Former New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Bob Smith is endorsing Newt Gingrich for President. Smith said in his endorsement, “It is not enough to simply defeat President Obama. We must replace him with an inspirational, experienced, conservative leader, with the guts to challenge and change the establishment. Newt Gingrich is that leader.” The former senator said 2012 is a critical election that will either usher in an American revival or turn the country into a bankrupt, third world power. He said conservatives need to do more than simply win the election; they need to make sweeping changes in Washington...
  • Former Senator Bob Smith weighs a Florida

    07/07/2009 3:44:35 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 20 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Hill ^ | Jan 29, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    Smith, who moved to Florida since losing to John Sununu in the 2002 GOP primary, is now looking at running for the open seat left by retiring Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.).
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Again?

    06/10/2009 3:47:01 AM PDT · by james.richardson · 18 replies · 959+ views
    Redstate ^ | 06/10/09 | James Richardson
    Former U.S. Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) announced Monday, via YouTube, he intends to challenge Governor Charlie Crist and former Florida House of Representatives Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican primary for Florida’s vacant Senate seat in 2010. Echoing Rubio’s conservative sentiments, the Florida snowbird said his entry into the already-crowded primary was precipitated by the Republican Party establishment’s unacceptable lurch to the left. “I can’t stand by and watch what is happening to our country – and our Party,” Smith said in his online address. Smith’s new-found moral compass and concern for the direction of his country and of the...
  • GOP Senate challenger to Crist and Rubio

    06/08/2009 12:51:03 PM PDT · by steve-b · 12 replies · 540+ views
    Former New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith, now of Sarasota, has filed to run for Florida's open US senate seat: "I can no longer sit on the sidelines in the fight for the soul of the Republican party." He called Charie Crist a "movement away from our core conservative values." And Marco Rubio? "Leadership is not about counting votes and making compromises. His experience as speaker of the House makes Rubio a good coalition builder. However, strong political leadership, not wheeling and dealing, will ignite out base and restore our party to power."
  • Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith to run for Senate again [in Florida]

    06/08/2009 9:04:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 836+ views
    The Tallahassee Democrat | 2009-06-08
    Link only, per FR posting policy

    02/23/2009 3:34:42 AM PST · by Impy · 29 replies · 1,122+ views
    Poltics1 ^ | 02.23.09 | Vin Gopal
    KENTUCKY. US Senator Jim Bunning (R) is already expected to face a tough fight for reelection next year, as leading Bluegrass State Democrats are lining up to run. Over the weekend, Bunning helped to contribute to his reputation for making erratic comments. Speaking at a Lincoln Day event over the weekend, Bunning said that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be dead from pancreatic cancer within the next nine months. Bunning also complained the NRSC isn't doing enough financially to help him and other embattled conservative incumbents. In related news, The Hill reports that State Senate President David...
  • Former Sen. Bob Smith weighs a run … in Florida

    02/04/2009 10:12:15 AM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 33 replies · 848+ views
    TheHill.Com ^ | 01/29/09 | Aaron Blake
    Former Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.) is thinking about running for the Senate again in 2010, but not in the state that sent him to Washington the first time.Smith, who moved to Florida since losing to John Sununu in the 2002 GOP primary, is now looking at running for the open seat left by retiring Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.).According to the New Hampshire Union-Leader, Smith has sent an e-mail to supporters seeking their input on the race.“The purpose of this letter is to simply ask for your opinion as to whether I should be a candidate,” Smith said, according to the...
  • Former NH Senator endorses Hunter

    12/21/2007 7:23:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 76 replies · 380+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 21, 2007 | James Pindell
    CONCORD, N.H. -- Former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith endorsed California Congressman's Duncan Hunter presidential campaign today in a blog post. Smith represented New Hampshire in the US House for six years and then in the US Senate for 12 years before being defeated in a Republican primary by John E. Sununu.
  • Former New Hamp. Senator Bob Smith announcing his endorsement of Duncan Hunter

    12/21/2007 11:39:13 AM PST · by pissant · 174 replies · 170+ views
    DH Grass Revolt ^ | 12/21/07 | Bob Smith
    Dear New Hampshire Friends: After spending several weeks listening to all of the candidates, I have decided to support Congressman Duncan Hunter for President. I do not take this decision lightly. There are a lot of fine men running for this office and I know that many of you may have already made your choice.Your vote in the “First in the Nation Primary” is a very precious and personal right. Your decision will likely determine who will be the next leader of the free world. What an awesome responsibility! I only ask that you give serious consideration to the points...
  • Former U.S. Senator Crosses Party Lines To Endorse Kerry For President

    10/30/2004 12:37:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 175 replies · 6,791+ views
    The Concord Monitor ^ | October 30, 2004 | Anne Marie Timmons
    Bob Smith of New Hampshire calls the Bush Presidency a failure.
  • Kerry/Vietnam/Bob Smith/POW-MIA's

    10/02/2004 12:10:47 PM PDT · by clyde260 · 22 replies · 1,057+ views
    10/2/04 | Clyde260
    Kerry/Vietnam/Bob Smith/POW-MIA's Fellow FReepers, I know this is technically a vanity, but my friend is the Chairman of the American Legion POW/MIA committee in our home state, and an associate FReeper at heart. He asked me to put this up for your consideration, and I know this subject has been disected here on FR: Thursday night, during the debate, Sen. Kerry said he visited Mr. Putin in the former Soviet Union along with Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire. This needs to be investigated as it leads into the most disgraceful events of Sen. Kerry's career. In 1992, Mr. Kerry...
  • How the Associated Press Operates

    09/26/2004 6:13:57 PM PDT · by OESY · 36 replies · 1,248+ views
    Powerblog ^ | September 26, 2004 | Hindrocket
    We noted yesterday that Associated Press reporter Jennifer Loven, who authored a ridiculous hit piece originally titled "Bush Twists Kerry's Words on Iraq," is married to Roger Ballentine, who was Bill Clinton's deputy assistant for environmental initiatives and chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force, and is listed on John Kerry's website as one of Kerry's most important supporters on environmental issues. Reader Thomas Blumer has documented how Loven parrots her husband's liberal views in the guise of reporting on the Presidential campaign: In December 2002, hubby Roger Ballentine writes an article opposing the Bush "Clear Skies" environmental...
  • Smith Didn't Get Specter Treatment

    05/07/2004 11:06:25 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 12 replies · 199+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 10, 2004 | John Gizzi
    Smith Didn't Get Specter Treatment by John GizziPosted May 7, 2004"The President typically campaigns for senators who support his policies," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told me two days after Sen. Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) staved off a stiff primary challenge from conservative Rep. Pat Toomey (R.-Pa.). The President made two campaign appearances with Specter and was featured in a Specter ad. Asked if Bush had applied the same standard two years ago in supporting conservative Sen. Bob Smith (R.-N.H.) in his losing primary battle with then-Rep. John Sununu (R.-N.H.), McClellan said he would "get back" to me. The following day,...