Former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith has endorsed Duncan Hunter for president.
In a letter that appears on a Hunter website, Smith says "There will never be another Ronald Reagan but fellow Californian Duncan Hunter can pick up the Reagan torch and light the way for America to come back from the dangers we now face."
"Duncan Hunter has proven that he can lead. He has been tested. If given the chance as President, he will inspire people, young and old, to rally to our nation in this time of need," Smith added.
Senator Smith was defeated by Senator John Sununu in a 2002 Republican primary.