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Running for: US President

Hurd is a former U.S. representative and CIA officer. He is known for his bipartisanship in Congress and is unafraid of criticizing former president Trump. In his campaign announcement video he said, "If we nominate a lawless, selfish, failed politician like Donald Trump who lost the House, the Senate, and the White House, we all know Joe Biden will win again."

Position on Issues

Candidate's Website, 2023

"Unfortunately, the issue of education has gotten caught up in the ongoing American Culture Wars where, to drive clicks and fundraising, the extreme edges of both political parties are manipulating issues like masks in school, critical race theory, book banning, school shootings, and discussions on sexual orientation. This political theater has created a winner-take-all mentality in our political operating system that prevents a real competition of ideas on how to best to serve our children and our future."

Candidate's Website, 2023

"While extreme environmentalists have waged a war on American domestic production of energy, they are ignoring the fact that global demand for natural gas is expected to increase by 40% by 2050. Who supplies that demand matters. America must increase energy exports to displace dirtier Russian energy in the market and provide our allies with affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy. Similarly, an abrupt halt to domestic crude oil production would jeopardize energy independence, increase reliance on crude oil imports from foreign adversaries, and negatively impact the economy.

"Banishing gas production in the U.S. and stopping crude oil exports won’t eliminate carbon emissions, because those greenhouse gases will be produced somewhere else. So will the jobs, economic growth, and geopolitical leverage.

"We should also be looking at ways to promote carbon capture alongside the use of natural gas by expanding its use in power generation and in industrial processes. Additionally, we need to develop infrastructure for CO2 storage and promote the utilization of captured CO2 into useful products such as building materials."

Candidate's Website, 2023

"Bills like H.R. 8 should be signed into law, and the age to purchase a high-caliber semiautomatic weapon that can hold a high-capacity magazine should be the same as it is to purchase a handgun. We must also build, at the federal level, on successes like Florida’s “Red Flag” law, that allow police officers and relatives to petition to temporarily confiscate firearms from individuals who may pose a danger."

Candidate's Website, 2023

"Unless the United States takes a firm stance against Russian aggression in Ukraine, it puts NATO allies at risk and dramatically raises the odds of future conflict with Europe. Moscow’s unchecked ambition has been made plain by its actions thus far; if nothing is done to stop them now, their ambitions will grow putting our security and that of our allies on an ever more precarious footing.

"In addition to the current support the U.S. and our allies are giving, we need to provide the Ukrainian side of this conflict with heavy equipment like tanks, airframes and long range munitions to help them win this conflict as quickly as possible."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"Why does an MRI cost $1,080 in the U.S. and $280 in France? Health care costs in the most successful democracy to have ever existed should be the lowest in the world. What gets lost in the uproar about efforts to bring health insurance to more people is that health insurance is not healthcare. More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, there are still millions of people who cannot access or afford quality healthcare. They may have received expensive insurance, but they do not have the financial resources to pay for treatment. Having government agencies make decisions on the kind of care an individual should receive is not the answer. The answer begins with introducing price transparency into the healthcare system so individuals know in advance how much the healthcare they need will cost."

Other, 2019

"I am continuously amazed by innovations in security and surveillance technology as a member of the House committees on both Homeland Security and Intelligence. We have access to existing sensor technology that can determine the difference between a jack rabbit and a human moving across the desert. We have drones that can track individuals anywhere on the planet. But when it comes to the border, we’ve allowed an outdated, physical barrier to dominate the national dialogue and stifle innovation.

"A one-size-fits-all approach will not solve our complex border problems. While a physical barrier can be effective in urban areas, each sector of the border faces unique geographical, cultural and technological challenges that would be best addressed with a flexible, sector-by-sector approach that empowers the Border Patrol agents on the ground with the resources they need."

WMUR, 2023

"On abortion policy, Hurd said he understands why there's a national debate, but he doesn't believe there's a federal role.

"'As an elected official, you talk about this issue, but we need to make sure this is a state issue, so the states can clarify,' he said."

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