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Jack Dalrymple on Free Trade
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
  • Link ND businesses with foreign buyers. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Applauds free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. (Oct 2011)
Kent Conrad on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad 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 NO 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Heidi Heitkamp on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Hoeven on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Signed trade deal with Taiwan to export 1.7M tons of wheat. (Sep 2009)
  • Cultivate markets overseas for North Dakota products. (Feb 2009)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Free Trade
Republican (District 0): Click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Signed trade deal with Taiwan to export 1.7M tons of wheat. (Sep 2009)
  • Cultivate markets overseas for North Dakota products. (Feb 2009)
Duane Sand on Free Trade
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Berg on Free Trade
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Applauds free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. (Oct 2011)
Edward Schafer on Free Trade
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Mike Liffrig on Free Trade
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
  • Supports NAFTA and GATT. (Aug 2004)
  • Account for human rights in trade agreements. (Aug 2004)
Byron Dorgan on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Dwight Grotberg on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Strongly supports expanding free trade. (Jul 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat. (Oct 1993)
Tracy Potter on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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