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Earl Ray Tomblin on Free Trade
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • West Virginia is a strong international competitor. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

WV 2014: 2014 WV Senate debate


Shelley Moore Capito on Free Trade
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 22% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Joe Manchin III on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year. (Jul 2010)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Pat McGeehan on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Raese on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Suports NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT. (Aug 2006)
Natalie Tennant on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Eliminate incentives for corporations that outsource jobs. (Feb 2014)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Free Trade
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 22% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
David McKinley on Free Trade
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Alan Mollohan on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 38% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Nick Rahall on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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)
  • 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)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (May 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year. (Jul 2010)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
John Rockefeller on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller 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 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 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 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Cecil Underwood on Free Trade
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Free Trade
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Protect steel industry from illegal imports. (Feb 2001)
  • Require use of US steel in state-funded projects. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Free Trade
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Free Trade
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Free Trade
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Free trade ok, but sanctions on China & Venezuela. (Aug 2008)
Robert Byrd on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd 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 NO on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 8% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Carte Goodwin on Free Trade
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Free Trade
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Protect steel industry from illegal imports. (Feb 2001)
  • Require use of US steel in state-funded projects. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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