Barry Hinckley

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Barry Hinckley
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Rhode Island
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Campaign website
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Barry Hinckley was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island.


Campaign themes

According to Barry Hinkley's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Replacing the Tax code; "Introduce a new code with focus on simplification, broadening the base, taxing the cash economy, encouraging international competitiveness and attracting capital to America..."
  • Afghanistan; "At a time when the US Government was defeated by a debt crisis and American schools and roads are crumbling, we can no longer afford to borrow nearly 40 cents on the dollar to pay for schools and roads in Afghanistan."
  • Women's Rights; "I respect and support a woman’s right to make this choice for herself and I support existing Rhode Island law on this issue."[1]



See also: United States Senate elections in Rhode Island, 2012

Hinckley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Rhode Island. Hinckley won the Republican primary unopposed. He was defeated in the general election by Sheldon Whitehouse (D).

U.S. Senate, Rhode Island General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheldon Whitehouse Incumbent 64.8% 271,034
     Republican B. Barrett Hinckley, III 35% 146,222
     Write-in N/A 0.2% 933
Total Votes 418,189
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Democratic Primary for Congress
Poll Sheldon Whitehouse Barry HinckleyNot sureRefusedMargin of ErrorSample Size
"Campaign 2012 Exclusive Poll" February 20-23
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Campaign donors


Hinckley 2012 Donor Breakdown.png

Hinckley was defeated by Sheldon Whitehouse in 2012. During that election cycle, Hinckley's campaign committee raised a total of $1,733,869 and spent $1,667,195.[2]

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