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  Haines, Robert Edward
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NameRobert Edward Haines
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Manchester, New Hampshire , United States
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ContributorThomas Walker
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Oct 17, 2007 11:16am
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InfoRobert Haines -- a former Texan who campaigns in a cowboy hat -- was the very first person who qualified for a spot on the 2004 New Hampshire primary ballot. In the past, he's run President in 1992 and 1996. He's also sought other offices in Colorado and elsewhere. In the mid-1990s, Haines moved to DC and began writing a political newsletter. He believes most voters remember that he was the man on the sidewalk in front of the White House who first tackled the gunman (Francisco Duran) who wanted to kill President Clinton by firing shots at the building and at Secret Service agents in 1994. Haines himself later spent time in jail for pulling a gun on a man while campaigning for the 1996 NH primary. Haines maintains he was defending himself after one man choked him and another threatened him outside a bar. "When elected, I will do my best to bring Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden to final justice. I will not grant amnesty to eight million illegal immigrants. I will not sacrifice national security for political gain. I will protect our borders ... I will have a strong economy and plan for budget surpluses so that we can pay off the national debt," said Haines, about his platform. Haines -- who says he's already campaigned in 36 states in recent years -- refuses to accept that he is unknown to most voters. He argues -- somewhat delusionally -- that he is much like John McCain in 2000 and has a real chance of defeating Bush in New Hempshire. Haines has even taken up residency in the state just so he can campaign more effectively there. His residency may be of a more permanent for a while -- as, in late November 2003, he was arrested and jailed without bond on violation of probation related to his 1996 gun conviction. Amusingly, when he was given his one phone call to initially make upon his arrest, he called an AP reporter to discuss how he intended to continue his campaign despite the arrest. Haines said he expected to be out of jail by primary day.




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