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Parents > United States > New Hampshire > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
Type Party Switch
Filing Deadline July 13, 1999 - 12:00pm
Polls Open July 13, 1999 - 06:00am
Polls Close July 13, 1999 - 11:00pm
Term Start July 13, 1999 - 12:00pm
Term End November 01, 1999 - 12:00pm
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedRP January 07, 2003 06:28pm
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Description Smith left the Republican party on July 13, 1999, becoming an independent. Just a few months later, on November 1, 1999, he announced his return to the Republican party, noting that, since his home town in New Hampshire had not yet changed his voter registration, he had technically never left the Republican party.

Smith's return to the Republican party coincided with the death of Rhode Island Republican senator John Chafee, whose chairmanship of the Environment committee was then given to Smith.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1996
NameRobert C. "Bob" Smith Votes242,304 (49.17%)
Term01/03/1997 - 07/13/1999 Margin14,907 (+3.02%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/01/1999
NameRobert C. "Bob" Smith Votes1 (100.00%)
Term11/01/1999 - 01/03/2003 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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Name (I) Sen. Robert C. "Bob" Smith  
PartyIndependent  
Website [Website]  
Uncertified Votes1 (100.00%)  
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