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Paul LePage on Free Trade
Republican Governor: Click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

ME 2014: 2014 ME Senate debate


Shenna Bellows on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Collins on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Some trade agreements have resulted in more tariffs. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine. (Apr 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Scott D`Amboise on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Opposes NAFTA; consider human rights in trade relations. (Nov 2006)
Cynthia Dill on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Keep tariffs against foreign products that compete unfairly. (Aug 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 58% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Charlie Summers on Free Trade
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • I support free trade, but protect shoe factories. (Aug 2012)
  • Free trade yes, but sanctions on Venezuela. (Nov 2008)

House:


Michael Michaud on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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 NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Sponsored bill to review free trade agreements biennially. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Chellie Pingree on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Free Trade
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Matt Dunlap on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Protect our future from unfair trade agreements. (Mar 2012)
Angus King on Free Trade
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)
Angus King on Free Trade
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)
Tom Allen on Free Trade
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Review existing trade agreements that damaged US economy. (Sep 2008)
  • Level the playing field; we have tipped the balance away. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes CAFTA, but supports GATT & WTO. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Tom Allen on Free Trade
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Review existing trade agreements that damaged US economy. (Sep 2008)
  • Level the playing field; we have tipped the balance away. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes CAFTA, but supports GATT & WTO. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
William Cohen on Free Trade
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Jim Longley on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Free Trade
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Strongly Opposes expanding free trade. (Dec 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
  • Guise of free trade really rewards big business. (Sep 2005)
Chellie Pingree on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
John Baldacci on Free Trade
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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