Barry Hinckley (RI)

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THE CANDIDATE

Name:  Barry Hinckley
 
Age:  46

Hometown:  Newport, RI
 

Personal Biography:  Barry Hinckley is a successful business owner of a software company, which now employs over 150 people and has earned him a spot in the Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40". Hinckley received his B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and resides in Newport, RI with his family. His ancestor, Col. James Barrett, commanded the regiment of Minutemen at Concord and is credited with firing one of the first shots at the advancing British during the Revolutionary War.

Political Biography:  Hinckley is a true political outsider, now motivated by Washington's current spending levels and excessive business regulations to run against the career politician, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) for Rhode Island's U.S. Senate seat.

Website:  www.HinckleyForSenate.com

THE RACE

Primary Election:  September 11, 2012

General Election:  November 6, 2012

The District:  With the nod from the Republican Party, Hinckley now faces the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. The one-term Senator managed to defeat his Republican opponent in 2006 by a seven-point margin. Now facing a challenge from Hinckley, the gap between the incumbent and challenger has lessened. While the state typically swings toward the Democrat, Sen. Whitehouse's lead is largely attributed to name recognition.
 

THE ISSUES

Economics

  • Supports passing a balanced budget amendment
  • Supports a full audit of the Federal Reserve
  • Committed to never voting to raise taxes
  • Opposes federal regulations that stiffen business development and job creation

Foreign Policy

  • Believes only Congress can declare war
  • Supports bringing the troops home from Iraq
  • Opposed War in Iraq
  • Opposes Nation Building
  • Wants to find and cut waste in the military budget
  • Supports a non-interventionist foreign policy that puts America first

Civil Liberties

  • Opposes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
  • Opposes the PATRIOT Act
  • Opposes SOPA and all restrictions on internet freedom
  • Opposes the federal War on Drugs

Federalism & the 10th Amendment

  • Supports federalism on all legislation not specifically authorized in the Constitution
  • Committed to repealing Obamacare

Read Hinckley's official issue statements here.

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