Smith for President Committee
Headquarters: 206 G
Street, NE, Washington, DC
20002 (from April 1999; formerly at 105 5th
Street, NE -office opened
Jan. 3, 1999)
pre-campaign organization: Live
Free or Die PAC formed Sept. 30, 1997.
- Jan. 4 becomes
the first Republican to officially enter the race, filing papers with
to establish the Bob Smith for President Committee.
- July 12 on CNN's Larry King Live, Smith
announces he will leave the GOP / July 13 in a speech on the Senate
floor, Smith announces
he is leaving the Republican Party.
From Merrimack. Ran
Smith's Live Free or Die PAC from Sept. 1997 to the launch of the
campaign. Worked in Smith's DC office for five years and in NH
secretary in Smith's Senate office from June
1997-March 1999. Other experience
includes membership director at the Federalist Society; attended the
Journalism Center for six months; LC for Congressman Ed Royce (CA); and
in the communications department at Citizens for a Sound Economy for a
Prior to the campaign was
working as a computer consultant;
graduated from UNH in 1994.
Office: 4214 Fleur
Drive, Suite 4 Des Moines (took possession Jan. 15, open
about Feb. 1, 1999; closed about July 31)
In 1996 Nelson did volunteer
work for Pat Buchanan. He ran for the Iowa House of Reps,
69 (East Des Moines) in 1998; Sen. Smith did a fundraiser for
Outside of politics Nelson works in annuities
and was previously self-employed in real estate.
Office: 1750 Elm
Street, 6th Floor Manchester (from beginning of April 1999;
closed about July 31)
Serves on the board of the
Children's Scholarship Fund
(provides vouchers to students to enable them to attend independent and
parochial schools in New Hampshire). A
former teacher and former chairman of the New Hampshire Board of
Education. Co-chaired Jack Kemp's 1988 presidential campaign.
Chairman/Senior National Policy Advisor
(no relation) A former state
Londonderry. Authored the Partial-Birth
Abortion Ban Bill in 1997.
Former New Hampshire vice-chairman
of Eagle Forum, past
President of the New Hampshire Right to Life Committee, a Buchanan
the 1996 Republican National Convention.
April 30: Finance
Committee, City and County Chairs, 6
coalitions (Pro Lifers,Veterans, 2nd Amendment Advocates, Taxpayers,
Concerned Citizens for Excellence in Education, Coalition of Business
Executive director of the Republican
Party of Louisiana from
July 1997-Dec. 1998. Since then has
managed a couple of legislative campaigns and started a publication and
show "Politically Speaking Louisiana Style." Started
a consulting firm August 1996.
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action