Josh Mandel on Free Trade
Can Mandel back up his claim? A Mandel campaign spokesman said in an email, "The federal stimulus bill in 2009, on which Brown voted yes, led to tens of millions in taxpayer money being spent on wind turbine parts made in China."
But the wind project with the Chinese connection never got completed. Since companies could only collect money after completion and the program expired last year, it is safe to say that the amount that went to China was "zero."
We find Mandel's claim was overly broad; dead wrong in the case of his most concrete backup examples and, overall, just not accurate.
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