Bob Smith

Bob Smith, R-fl?

On Sunday, Bob Smith (former Senator from New Hampshire) announced via YouTube that he will seek Florida's open Senate seat in 2010, squaring off against Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination. Smith served two terms in the Senate, before getting ousted by John Sununu in the 2002 New Hampshire primary. (Smith struggled mightily during the Republican presidential primary two years earlier and ended up running as an Independent.) TNR editor Franklin Foer chronicled Smith's wildly entertaining flameout in 2002.

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