Thursday | October 17, 2002
Smith backers causing mischief in NH
I was wondering whether the Smith write-in effort in New Hampshire was still going strong, or whether Republican voters were finally getting behind GOP candidate Sununu. Well, the Washington Times answers my question and more.
The White House and national Republican strategists have been counting heavily on a win in New Hampshire as part of their overall strategy for retaking the Senate.With Dem candidate Shaheen showing slight leads in the latest spate of polls, Sununu can't afford to lose any votes to this intra-party squabble. I've been monitoring the New Hampshire papers, but haven't seen a concerted effort by Sununu to bring these disaffected Smith Republicans into the fold. And Smith is doing absolutely nothing to put a halt to these efforts on his behalf. It could be fatal to Republicans, handing Shaheen the seat and eliminating any GOP hopes to retake the Senate. Posted October 17, 2002 07:58 AM | Comments (4)