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Ed Gillespie on Free Trade

 


Aggressively open markets for exports

Many voters think Obama's stewardship of the economy has been inconsistent and even counterproductive. This makes it imperative for the Republican candidate to make the case for promoting trade and greater international economic engagement. Obama's failure to match other countries in aggressively opening markets for exports and jobs should be tied to his responsibility for high domestic unemployment and an anemic recovery.
Source: Karl Rove & Ed Gillespie in Foreign Policy mag, "Beat Obama" , Feb 27, 2012

Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council paid Gillespie's lobbying firm, Quinn-Gillespie, $1.78 million on lobbying in a failed effort to remove U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
Source: Public Citizen Congress Watch on 2014 Virginia Senate race , Jun 1, 2003

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