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The Scott Brown inevitability story isn’t quite as solid as thought (Bob Smith Upset?)
Hot Air ^ | June 14, 2014 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

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 name on the primary ballot.…

Senator Smith has a well-earned reputation of standing firm for our conservative beliefs and values and for fighting Washington to stop their overreach. Bob Smith was TEA Party before it had a name.


(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: bobsmith; karentesterman; newhampshire; scottbrown
Hmmm... So will the "inevitable" Scott Brown be upset in the primary by Bob Smith?
1 posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy

Bob Smith ? The Bob Smith who went nuts after he lost his Senate job and endorsed John Kerry for President ? That Bob Smith ? NH badly needs some new political blood instead of these old retread losers.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 7:52:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: PJ-Comix

God bless her. Too bad there isn’t more integrity like this when dealing with first-past-the-post elections.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 7:52:12 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: PJ-Comix

Bob Smith has no chance of winning in November.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

/bingo


5 posted on 06/14/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Bob Smith ? The Bob Smith who went nuts after he lost his Senate job and endorsed John Kerry for President ? That Bob Smith ? NH badly needs some new political blood instead of these old retread losers.

Thanks fieldmarshaldj.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Bob Smith ? The Bob Smith who went nuts after he lost his Senate job and endorsed John Kerry for President ? That Bob Smith ? NH badly needs some new political blood instead of these old retread losers.”

Are you telling us Bob Smith is New h
Hampshire’s version of Charlie Crist? Tan and all?


7 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:54 AM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Hieronymus; fieldmarshaldj
Too bad there isn’t more integrity like this when dealing with first-past-the-post elections.

"Integrity" is urging people to vote for a Republican who endorsed John Kerry? (Unless good ol' fieldmarshaldj is wrong, which he probably isn't)

Not "integrity." STUPIDITY. It is stupid to keep voting for leftist Republicans on the false pretense that "hurts" leftism.

8 posted on 06/14/2014 8:11:59 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: cashless

Heh. Not exactly. Smith once was a good pol. Sadly, once he left DC, he went around the bend. Remember he moved to Florida and tried to run for the Senate down there. That he is being seriously promoted again for office 18 years after his last win is absurd. He’s also 73 years old. We need younger people running ! He’s been running for office since 1982.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Finny

Just to confirm that he did, I present the DailyKOS article from 10 years ago...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/10/29/66228/-Former-GOP-Sen-Bob-Smith-endorses-Kerry


10 posted on 06/14/2014 8:17:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wow, I can understand the guy who goes all Howard Beale.

But . . . John Kerry?! And I thought Bob Barr went nuts after going from social conservative to conspiratorial libertarian.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 8:25:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If youÂ’re litigating against nuns, youÂ’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: PJ-Comix

bookmark


12 posted on 06/14/2014 8:46:55 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: PJ-Comix

well well, ole Scotty shoulda stayed conservative instead of caving


13 posted on 06/14/2014 8:48:50 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

He didn’t cave as much as ole Bobby did.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Dr. Sivana

And Barr is seeking his comeback in GA as we speak, another guy who went ‘round the bend after losing his seat (and hopefully will be defeated in the upcoming runoff).


15 posted on 06/14/2014 9:10:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Hmmm ... did he, then, resort to endorsing Kerry more as a matter of spite? That's just as stupid.

I'm disillusioned with the Republican Party. I think it's beyond repair.

16 posted on 06/14/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: PJ-Comix

As long as Scott Brown doesn’t win, I am happy, he is not even remotely a conservative, he huge around with Kerry his whole time in office.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 9:39:11 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: PJ-Comix

I wasn’t even aware that Smith was around (and I am in soviet Red Hampshire) until Karen withdrew the other day. I would have voted for her, but will NOT vote for Brown if he is the nominee.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 9:52:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Red Hampshire (the drunkest state in the nation) will be choosing the GOP nominee before you know it...stock up on popcorn.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Finny

Possibly. He was mad he had been forced out for John Sununu, Jr. (when it was pretty inevitable he was going to lose a general election against Jeanne Shaheen). Maybe he thought Kerry would throw him a bone with a plumb Cabinet posting.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 10:25:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: PJ-Comix; amnestynone; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; ...

Bob Smith is a flake and a joke. Enviro nutbag too. When he endorsed Kerry out of spite because Bush backed Sununu in his 2002 primary, that was the last straw. Also, he’d get his butt kicked in the general election.

I thought running Brown for this was a bad idea for several reasons, not least of which is that he’s not very conservative and is a recent carpetbagger. Contrary to what he thinks he’d actually have a better chance of winning in MA, at least I think so, he polled well against Markey.

But Bob Smith, no sirry. And the other candidates are even worse, like perennial candidate and weirdo Andy Martin from Illinois.

Brown’s only opponent who isn’t a total joke is former State Senator Jim Rubens, I know little about him. He last held office in the 90’s, he lost the GOP primary for Governor in 1998 (to a some schmuck who got DESTROYED by Jeanne Shaheen for some reason) and then lost a State Senate comeback bid in 2000.

This goes to Brown by default. NH GOP’s cupboard is bare so they imported him. I’d like to think they could do better but he gives us a not stellar but decent shot at replacing a Marxist witch with a 55%-60% conservative, I’ll take it.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Yesterday happened to be the final day to file for the primaries in NH which will be on September 9, 2014. According to the NH SoS website, 10 people have filed to run for the US Senate in the Republican primary.

United States Senator
Gerard Beloin
Scott P. Brown
Robert D’Arcy
Miro Dziedzic
Mark W. Farnham
Bob Heghmann
Walter W. Kelly
Andy Martin
Jim Rubens
Bob Smith

I think this would bode well for Scott Brown who has the most name recognition. Looking over from Maine, I have never heard of any of the others beside Bob Smith who as mentioned above has not done himself any favors since losing 12 years ago. If they are all in until Sept 9, you are going to have a South Carolina scenario without the runoff threshold.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 11:19:32 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Impy; PJ-Comix; amnestynone; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA

Scott Brown voted 55% conservative while representing MA; I predict that he’ll vote 70% conservative representing NH, since he won’t have to curry favor with liberals quite as much. Not as good a Ayotte, but unfortunately NH doesn’t have an Ayotte running this year.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Ayotte voted for amnesty and seems at times to be in the McCain Graham corner. But that being said there probably isn’t anything better you will get from New Hampshire now.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 11:38:28 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Ayotte voted for amnesty and seems at times to be in the McCain Graham corner. But that being said there probably isn’t anything better you will get from New Hampshire now.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 11:40:24 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Impy; All

Yes. Agreed.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 12:04:41 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: amnestynone

Can you pease point to which Amnesty bill Kelly Ayotte voted for? I don’t recall any bill being debated and passed yet.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 1:29:20 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

She voted for the Senate version which passed with about 11 gop traitors. McCain and Graham were behind it. It happend last year.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:57 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Steven Scharf

Just a month or so ago she was telling House Republicans to pass amnesty.

Even John Hoeven and Bob Corker are not that interested in it.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 1:00:17 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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