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Steve Beshear on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • New records in exports; thousands of jobs from in-sourcing. (Jan 2014)
  • Record exports to Asia & Europe means we're importing jobs. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes NAFTA; supports tariffs. (Nov 1996)

Senate:

KY 2014: 2014 KY Senate debate


Matt Bevin on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alison Grimes on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters. (Jul 2014)
Mitch McConnell on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • 1986: Trade sanctions against apartheid in South Africa. (Sep 2010)
  • Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • 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 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Rand Paul on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Participated with Raw Milk Freedom Riders civil disobedience. (Sep 2012)

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Andy Barr on Free Trade
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Apr 2013)
Ben Chandler on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Brett Guthrie on Free Trade
Republican (District 2): Click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Massie on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Hal Rogers on Free Trade
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (May 2013)
Ed Whitfield on Free Trade
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
John Yarmuth on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Free Trade
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Ernie Fletcher on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Paul Patton on Free Trade
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Wendell Ford on Free Trade
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Ken Lucas on Free Trade
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Dan Mongiardo on Free Trade
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • For overtime pay and fair trade. (May 2004)
Scotty Baesler on Free Trade
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
James Buckmaster on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Free & equal trade in India, China, Japan, and Mexico. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • 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 NO on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Rated 75% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
Jack Conway on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Fischer on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Free Trade
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Trey Grayson on Free Trade
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Free Trade
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Bruce Lunsford on Free Trade
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Ensure that all trade agreements protect workers. (May 2008)
  • Distinguish American products with Country-of-Origin labels. (May 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • 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 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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