Bob Smith (New Hampshire politician)

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Bob Smith
Bob Smith (14274806457) (cropped).jpg
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
December 7, 1990 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byGordon J. Humphrey
Succeeded byJohn E. Sununu
Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byHarry Reid
Succeeded byJim Jeffords
In office
November 2, 1999 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byJohn Chafee
Succeeded byHarry Reid
Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In office
January 7, 1997 – November 2, 1999
Preceded byMitch McConnell
Succeeded byPat Roberts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1985 – December 7, 1990
Preceded byNorman D'Amours
Succeeded byBill Zeliff
Personal details
Born
Robert Clinton Smith

(1941-03-30) March 30, 1941 (age 79)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 1999; 2000–present)
Other political
affiliations
Constitution (1999)
Independent (1999–2000)
Alma materLafayette College
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1965–1967 (Active)
1962–1965, 1967–1969 (Reserve)
Battles/warsVietnam War

Robert Clinton Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district from 1985 to 1990 and the state of New Hampshire in the United States Senate from 1990 to 2003.

Smith unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for President in 2000 election. He later ran as an Independent.

Smith ran for re-election in 2002 but lost the Republican primary to Congressman John E. Sununu, who won the general election.

After his defeat he moved to Florida and briefly ran for the Senate from there in 2004 and in 2010, but dropped out early due to poor polling numbers.

He later returned to New Hampshire, where he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2014 Senate election, but lost in the Republican primary by former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown.

In 2016, he worked for the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "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". tedcruz.org. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.

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