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Roseanne Barr on Free Trade
Peace and Freedom Party nominee for President
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  • Opposes expanding free trade. (Sep 2012)
Joe Biden on Free Trade
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
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  • Comprehensive transatlantic trade agreement is within reach. (Feb 2013)
  • Permanent normal trade relations to Russia. (Feb 2013)
  • Countervailing duties against unfair trade practices. (Mar 2012)
  • Competition with China pushes for better products & policies. (Feb 2012)
  • Built environmental and labor standards in trade agreements. (Dec 2007)
  • Toughest choice: rationalizing competition & trade policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Opposes fast-track to protect labor rights. (Nov 2007)
  • Shut down any imports of toys from China. (Oct 2007)
  • President’s job is to create jobs, not to export jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • No trade agreements without workers’ & environmental rights. (Jul 2007)
  • I'm a "car guy"; I recognize importance of manufacturing. (Oct 2005)

    Voting Record

  • No to tariffs; just enforce the law. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Jeb Bush on Free Trade
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
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  • Strengthen Cuban embargo; talking undermines US credibility. (Dec 2014)
  • Four visits to Taiwan to increase trade exchange. (Jun 2004)
  • Advocated Miami as HQ for Free Trade Area of the Americas. (Nov 2003)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
  • Bound under state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Ben Carson on Free Trade
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  • Stop severe trade imbalance via stiff tariffs. (Jan 2012)
  • Stop severe trade imbalance. (Jan 2012)
Lincoln Chafee on Free Trade
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
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  • Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Jun 2015)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Hillary Clinton on Free Trade
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • TPP must produce jobs, raise wages, & protect security. (Apr 2015)
  • Chief advocate for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (Aug 2014)
  • TPP agreement creates more growth and better growth. (Aug 2014)
  • Global trading system isn't up to standards of fairness. (Jun 2014)
  • China benefits from WTO and should play by WTO rules. (Jun 2014)
  • Have a trade prosecutor to enforce the trade agreements. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: Supported NAFTA in 1998; opposed CAFTA since 2005. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized trade pacts for weak labor standards. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: for NAFTA while First Lady; now against CAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Export from big agribusiness, but also from small farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers. (Aug 2007)
  • No fast-track authority for this president. (Aug 2007)
  • Better approach: real trade adjustment assistance. (Aug 2007)
  • End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs. (Jun 2007)
  • Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India. (Oct 2005)
  • Globalization should not substitute for humanization. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights. (Oct 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Though Bill supported it, Hillary opposed NAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted against CAFTA despite Bill Clinton’s pushing NAFTA. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Ted Cruz on Free Trade
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  • End the Export-Import Bank. (Aug 2015)
  • The Export-Import bank is corporate welfare. (Mar 2015)
  • Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft. (May 2012)
  • Dewhurst lying about defending Chinese intellectual property. (May 2012)
Carly Fiorina on Free Trade
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  • Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it. (Nov 2009)
Jim Gilmore on Free Trade
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
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  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
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  • Make currency manipulation a key issue in trade negotiations. (May 2015)
  • NAFTA drained away textile trade from Upstate SC. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine. (Apr 2005)
Mike Huckabee on Free Trade
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
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  • Trans Pacific Partnership isn't fair trade or free trade. (Mar 2015)
  • Free AND fair trade: globalize, but help those whom it harms. (Nov 2008)
  • Diplomacy hasn't worked; impose sanctions on China. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports NAFTA & CAFTA, if partners “hafta” abide by rules. (Jan 2008)
  • Fair trade includes lead-free products & playing by rules. (Jan 2008)
  • A free country must feed, fuel, & fight for itself. (Dec 2007)
  • We need fair trade because we’re losing jobs. (Oct 2007)
  • This country can never yield its sovereignty for any reason. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Marketplace pushes innovation to top & prices to bottom. (Jan 2007)
  • Farm subsidies ok because Europe & Asia do same. (Jan 2007)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Free Trade
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Gary Johnson on Free Trade
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
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  • No tariffs, no restrictions; but no corporatism. (Jul 2011)
  • Eliminate needless barriers to free trade. (May 2011)
  • NAFTA benefits New Mexico; jobs lost are those we don't want. (Jan 2001)
John Kasich on Free Trade
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
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  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Peter King on Free Trade
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
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  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Martin O`Malley on Free Trade
Democrat
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  • Opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense. (Apr 2015)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Barack Obama on Free Trade
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
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  • 21st century businesses need to sell more overseas. (Jan 2015)
  • Export more goods stamped "Made in the USA". (Jan 2014)
  • Negotiate a Transatlantic and a Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2013)
  • China is an adversary but also a potential partner. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop alternatives to importing rare earths from China. (Sep 2012)
  • Skeptical on whether China feels bound by global trade rules. (Jun 2012)
  • Trade Enforcement Unit: inspections for safe imports. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports. (Jan 2012)
  • Double our exports by 2014; starting with South Korea. (Jan 2011)
  • FactCheck: Yes, exports up; but not enough to double by 2014. (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce trade being reciprocal; not just a one-way street. (Jan 2010)
  • More exports means more jobs; double exports for 2M new jobs. (Jan 2010)
  • We export only 4,000 cars to Korea; that’s not free trade!. (Oct 2008)
  • Trade is here to stay; we have to compete. (Aug 2008)
  • Global trade is unsustainable if it favors only the few. (Jul 2008)
  • Assist workers who lose globalization's race to the bottom. (Jul 2008)
  • Impossible to turn back globalization; we’d be worse off. (Jun 2008)
  • Don’t let trade policy be dictated by special interests. (Jun 2008)
  • Strong labor, safety, and environmental standards on trade. (Feb 2008)
  • More Transition Assistance for displaced workers. (Feb 2008)
  • Enforce environmental & labor provisions in trade agreements. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce existing safety laws against Chinese products. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress subsidizes megafarms & hurts family farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • People don’t want cheaper T-shirts if it costs their job. (Aug 2007)
  • Reinvest in communities that are burdened by globalization. (Jun 2007)
  • Fair trade should have tangible benefits for US. (Jun 2004)

    Free Trade Agreements

  • Trade agreements mean we sell "Made in America" to millions. (Sep 2012)
  • Double US exports via deals with Panama, Colombia, & S.Korea. (Jan 2012)
  • China trade deal does too little on fairness & compliance. (Aug 2008)
  • NAFTA protects corporate profits; should protect labor. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports trade & globalization but opposes CAFTA job loss. (Jul 2008)
  • Peru trade OK because it includes labor & enviro protections. (Jul 2008)
  • NAFTA needs to be amended. (Dec 2007)
  • Stand firm against CAFTA for labor & environmental standards. (Aug 2007)
  • Amend NAFTA to add labor agreements. (Aug 2007)
  • Insist on labor and human rights standards for China trade. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Sarah Palin on Free Trade
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
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  • Government is unnecessary for economic cooperation. (Nov 2010)
  • Bothered by China's bid to control Alaska gasline. (Nov 2009)
  • Establish viable commercial fisheries in international seas. (Jan 2009)
  • Trade important to Alaska, but keep Alaska residents first. (Sep 2008)
  • Allow wineries to ship by mail within state. (Jun 2008)
  • International markets and companies trust Alaska. (Apr 2008)
  • Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes. (Dec 2007)
  • Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year. (Feb 2007)
George Pataki on Free Trade
Republican NY Governor
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  • Invest in math & science innovation to compete with China. (Jan 2006)
  • Focus on in-sourcing foreign companies back to New York. (Jan 2005)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Bound under state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Rand Paul on Free Trade
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  • China trade improves economy AND makes fight less likely. (Jan 2014)
  • Accompany free trade laws with other export inducers. (Oct 2013)
  • Participated with Raw Milk Freedom Riders civil disobedience. (Sep 2012)
Rick Perry on Free Trade
Republican Governor (TX)
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  • Ex-Im Bank is corrupt; closing it helps our competitiveness. (May 2015)
  • China practices communism at night & capitalism in daytime. (Mar 2015)
  • NAFTA is largest job stimulus of the decade. (Sep 2011)
  • Welcome market of united Europe & ever-growing China & India. (Nov 2010)
  • Milk price controls are egregiously interventionist. (Nov 2010)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
  • Bound under state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Marco Rubio on Free Trade
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  • Develop policies that embrace reality of globalization. (Jan 2015)
  • Trade with Cuba won't translate into political freedom. (Dec 2014)
  • Continue reducing barriers to free and fair trade. (Aug 2010)
Bernie Sanders on Free Trade
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • End disastrous NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China. (Mar 2015)
  • Stop TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Jan 2015)
  • US trade policies represent interests of corporate America. (Jun 1997)
  • Agreed with Ross Perot's critique of trade policy. (Jun 1997)
  • NAFTA was a sellout to corporate America. (Jun 1997)
  • NAFTA, GATT, and MFN for China must be repealed. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Rick Santorum on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
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  • Think about the people that free trade effects. (Apr 2014)
  • I'm for making US more competitive than China. (Oct 2011)
  • 1993: Voted against NAFTA because it hurt PA industries. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 100% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Jill Stein on Free Trade
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
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  • TPP attacks our basic national sovereignty. (Jul 2015)
  • Opposes Fast Track and executive action. (Jul 2015)
  • TPP is like NAFTA on steroids. (Jul 2015)
  • International trade boards compromise American sovereignty. (Oct 2012)
  • NAFTA caused the wave of undocumented immigrants. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Free Trade
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • We don't beat China or Japan or Mexico in trade. (Aug 2015)
  • China and Japan are beating us; I can beat China. (Jun 2015)
  • 35% import tax on Mexican border. (Jun 2015)
  • Stupid people negotiate our trade bills, & trade won't work. (Jun 2015)
  • 20% tax on all imported goods. (Dec 2011)
  • Fair trade instead of embarrassing deal with South Korea. (Dec 2011)
  • Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing. (Dec 2011)
  • Embrace globalization and international markets. (Jan 2008)
  • Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements. (Jul 2000)
  • President should be nation’s trade representative. (Dec 1999)
  • World views US trade officials as ‘saps’. (Dec 1999)
Scott Walker on Free Trade
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  • Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China. (Jan 2014)
  • Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world. (Feb 2011)
James Webb on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator
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  • Enforce existing trade laws to create fair trade. (May 2006)
  • GOP free trade dream world costs American jobs. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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