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Robyn Hamlin
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 1
PartyRepublican
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Robyn Hamlin was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Missouri. Hamlin defeated Martin D. Baker in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.[1]

Biography

Hamlin was born in St. Louis. She has worked in the health insurance field for the last 25 years. She also started and ran a cleaning company.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Hamlin was defeated by incumbent Lacy Clay.[3] Hamlin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 1st District. She defeated Martin D. Baker in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.[4] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Missouri District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Lacy Clay Incumbent 78.7% 267,927
     Republican Robyn Hamlin 17.9% 60,832
     Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 3.5% 11,824
Total Votes 340,583
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Hamlin's reports.[5]

Robyn Hamlin Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[6]October 15, 2012$56.45$5,921.19$(5,616.79)$360.85
Pre-General[7]October 23, 2012$360.85$662.27$(880.80)$142.32
Running totals
$6,583.46$(6,497.59)

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On her campaign website, Hamlin lists eight issues. They are:[8]

  • Public Debt
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "Common sense and our Constitution tell you that we must govern within our means. It is time for Main Street to stand up and require our government to learn that there are limits on the amount of debt than we can handle."
  • Immigration
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "I do not support giving amnesty to illegal immigrants as it would encourage more people to enter our country illegally and discourage those who abide by our laws. Any proposal for reform must not reward those who choose to break our laws by entering the country illegally. They should not reap the benefits of citizenship without becoming a citizen legally. I don’t really blame the illegal aliens for being here; I blame our current Congress for allowing them to enter illegally. I blame the companies who hire them and give them reason to remain."
  • Healthcare
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "More government meddling is not the answer. Some in Congress point to Medicare and Medicaid as good programs that do a good job in covering everyone. The problem is the government does not reimburse the doctors for the true cost of the care they provide. So, the doctors raise their rates so they can be reimbursed more from the private sector. Again, government meddling has created more premium increases. The path to hell is paved with good intentions and while the government meddling has good intentions they don't seem to take time to explore the blowback that they are creating. Common sense and the Constitution tell us that the federal government should not be involved with healthcare."
  • Eminent Domain
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "However, this law has been greatly abused. There have been bills submitted in Congress to limit eminent domain takeover in the States. These bills would stop the seizure of someone’s property in order to give to another individual for profit. We need a representative who will push hard for a bill that would do more than prevent the use of federal tax dollars in eminent domain cases. Eminent domain needs to be "defined" at the federal level so that it can not be abused on local levels."
  • New Government Agencies
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "Common sense and the Constitution tell you that spending our taxes on programs and agencies that do not move our country toward a ‘more perfect Union’ must be abolished."
  • War
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "Our service men and women are being sent to places and putting their lives on the line for wars that are not even declared. If we are going to put our young people on the line don't you think that they deserve a congress that will declare war so they can do their jobs and then come home? A police action can become never ending. We are not the policeman of the world. Our soldiers are not slaves to be sent off to fight and die in a foreign land just because some politicians want to extend their notion of freedom with occupying a country."
  • Taxes
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "We pay far too many taxes in this country. Its not just the wealthy and middle class that pay the taxes to run our overgrown government, its everybody. If you listen to television you will hear a lot of talk about raising taxes on the wealthy but you never seem to hear about the taxes that are imposed on all of us. Our government has grown far bigger than it was ever intended to and we collect far too many taxes to pay for it. Taxes need to be lowered and in some cases, even abolished. Isn't it time we demanded that we have lower taxes? Electing the same people to Congress year after year is part of what got us in this mess."
  • Life
  • On her website, Hamlin says, "I believe that Life Begins At Conception and that women have a right to stop conception from occurring. It is horrendous that people who honor life should be forced to fund murder. Many argue that a woman has the right to do what she wants with her own body. That is true if it only affects her body. An abortion affects another person who does not have a voice. While I personally am against abortions I find partial birth abortions extremly henious. Murder is what they are. We have allowed our government to re-define so many words that the morals of our children are at risk."[8]

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