Barry Hinckley isn’t running for a seat in the Senate to represent Rhode Island, he’s running to represent donors to his campaign – he doesn’t even care whether they live in the Ocean State or not. Here’s his message to donors:
“Hi, I’m Barry Hinckley. I’m the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate here in Rhode Island. And Although many of you who live out of state cannot vote for me – remember, I can vote for you.”
But don’t take my word for it, watch this campaign video and listen to Hinckley explain this himself: (UPDATE: It appears the Barry Hinckley campaign has removed the evidence of his statements from YouTube. This must mean they really don’t want you to see him saying this)
Yep, that’s right: Barry Hinckley’s vote is for sale. It sounds a bit like the most flagrant request for a bribe ever.
So vote for Barry Hinckley if you want out-of-state donors to get another advocate in Congress. But if you want someone who will represent Rhode Island, then don’t vote for Hinckley because, as he says, that’s not who he plans to represent in Washington.