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Chris Rothfuss on Free Trade

Democratic Challenger


Oppose free trade; support fair trade

Q: Do you support free trade?

A: Oppose. I believe in fair trade that works slowly and patiently towards free trade. We have to be very realistic about it. We can only truly have free trade with a country that has a system identical to our own. No such system exists. There are always differing hidden costs & penalties built into the systems that bias the marketplace. Consequently, we must craft our trade agreements to compensate for the respective inequalities and keep the playing field level.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 10, 2008

Strongly support country of origin labeling

I would like to hand my children a small trade surplus, rather than the massive trade deficit we have today. Balanced trade is a sign of a healthy and sustainable economy. We need to take measures to promote fair trade and to reduce our trade deficit. Eliminating our dependence on foreign oil will clearly ease the deficit. I also strongly support country of origin labeling and the extension of country of origin requirements to meet the needs of the 21st century electronic marketplace.
Source: Campaign website, www.rothfussforsenate.com, "Issues" Jun 3, 2008

Promote fair trade for balanced trade

We need to formulate and execute a long term plan to eliminate our national debt. I would like to hand a zero balance to my children. I would also like to hand them a small trade surplus, rather than the massive trade deficit we have today. Balanced trade is a sign of a healthy and sustainable economy. We need to take measures to promote fair trade and to reduce our trade deficit. I also strongly support country of origin labeling.
Source: Statement of Candidacy for United States Senate Mar 22, 2008

Other candidates on Free Trade: Chris Rothfuss on other issues:
WY Gubernatorial:
Dave Freudenthal
WY Senatorial:
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi
Nick Carter


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
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AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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