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Kathleen Sebelius on Free Trade

Democratic KS Governor


Regarded as pro-business and fiscally conservative

Regarded as pro-business, pro-military and fiscally conservative, Kathleen Sebelius, nonetheless, holds certain liberal views not always seen as mainstream in the Midwest, including firm pro-choice beliefs.
Source: usliberals.about.com, “State Governors” , Jun 25, 2008

Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas

And, as a result of the entrepreneurial spirit of hard-working Kansans and Governor Sebelius’ strong fiscal management, Forbes magazine recently rated Kansas first among the 50 states for creating a climate of “economic freedom”, where businesses face the fewest obstacles for establishing new enterprise or expanding their existing operations.

Governor Sebelius has worked tirelessly to stabilize Kansas’ traditional agricultural economy, and encourage expansion in other bedrock industries like aviation and energy. She continues to reinforce Kansas’ economic anchors, fighting to create new markets for beef, grain, and technology both at home and overseas. Sebelius has also been a national leader in promoting the development and production of value-added Kansas agricultural products like ethanol.

Source: Campaign website, www.ksgovernor.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas

Kansas’ traditional agricultural economy, and encourage expansion in other bedrock industries like aviation and energy. She continues to reinforce Kansas’ economic anchors, fighting to create new markets for beef, grain, and technology both at home and overseas. Sebelius has also been a national leader in promoting the development and production of value-added Kansas agricultural products like ethanol.
Source: Campaign website, www.ksgovernor.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Build a rule-based global trading system.

Sebelius adopted the manifesto, "A New Agenda for the New Decade":

Write New Rules for the Global Economy
The rise of global markets has undermined the ability of national governments to control their own economies. The answer is neither global laissez faire nor protectionism but a Third Way: New international rules and institutions to ensure that globalization goes hand in hand with higher living standards, basic worker rights, and environmental protection. U.S. leadership is crucial in building a rules-based global trading system as well as international structures that enhance worker rights and the environment without killing trade. For example, instead of restricting trade, we should negotiate specific multilateral accords to deal with specific environmental threats.

Source: The Hyde Park Declaration 00-DLC1 on Aug 1, 2000

Other governors on Free Trade: Kathleen Sebelius on other issues:
KS Gubernatorial:
Sam Brownback
KS Senatorial:
Jerry Moran
Pat Roberts

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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