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Robin Hayes is a former member of Congress

Robert "Robin" Hayes, a Republican, represented the Eighth Congressional district of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1999-2009. He was defeated in the 2008 general election by Larry Kissell (D).

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Robin Hayes voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Hayes voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Comments on Iraq and Christianity

In December 2006, Hayes told the Concord Rotary Club that stability in Iraq ultimately depends on "spreading the message of Jesus Christ, the message of peace on earth, good will towards men... Everything depends on everyone learning about the birth of the savior." After the speech Hayes said that he was speaking in "the context of spreading Christian principles rather than Christianity." [1]

ARMPAC Recipient

During his 2004 election campaign, Hayes was the second largest recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay is being prosecuted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracy to launder money. To date, Hayes has not offered to return any of the $47,722 he received.[2]

CAFTA vote change

Rep. Hayes has drawn criticism in recent months for voting in favor of the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement after stating only days before that he would never vote for the measure because he felt it would cause further loss of textile industry jobs. Hayes changed his "no" to a "yes" at the last minute, helping the agreement squeak a pass.

Denny Hastert reportedly approached Hayes "the night of the House vote - at midnight, in the House Cloak Room - and told him they needed his vote."[3]

As a result of his vote change, the Charlotte Observer reports that Hayes is getting "high-profile, expensive help in his [2006] re-election bid" from the Republican Party, including a $10,000 campaign contribution from Hastert's leadership PAC.[4]

Bio

Hayes (born August 14, 1945) owns a hosiery mill in his hometown of Concord, North Carolina.

He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1992 and served two terms. He was the Republican nominee for governor in 1996, losing by a large margin to Democratic incumbent Jim Hunt. Two years later, 8th District Congressman Bill Hefner retired after 24 years in Congress. Hayes won the Republican nomination to succeed him and won a narrow victory in the general election.

Congressional career

Hayes has been reelected every two years since, despite the district's Democratic lean. The Democratic-controlled state legislature tried to draw Hayes out of office by adding part of Charlotte to the district, but Hayes has managed to win reelection three times, largely on George W. Bush's coattails.

2006 elections

The Democrats nominated Larry Kissell to challenge Hayes in the 2006 congressional elections. The race was very close, as Hayes held a 465-vote lead after an initial count. The count did not, however, include 1,492 provisional ballots. [5]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Robin Hayes
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Robin Hayes. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
130 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3308
Phone: 202-225-3715
Fax: 202-225-4036
Web Email
Website

District Office - Concord:
137 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-1612
TollFree: 1-888-207-1311 (in NC)
Fax: 704-782-1004

District Office - Rockingham:
230 East Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910-997-2070
Fax: 910-997-7987

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Energy and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Specialty Crops Rural Developmentm and Foreign Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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November 3, 1998
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January 6, 1999
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Date of Birth: August 14, 1945