Few third party candidates have run as tumultuous campaigns as New Hampshire's Robert C. "Bob" Smith. On Jan. 1, 1999, Smith announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. In July of that year, he quit the GOP to seek the nomination of the US Taxpayers Party. But by August, Smith had soured on the Taxpayers Party and decided to run as an independent. Finally, Smith quit the race on Oct. 28, 1999, citing a lack of funds, and threw his support behind Republican nominee George Bush.
(By Amy Farnsworth, Linda Seid Frembes, and Jason Tuohey)