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Tom Foley on Free Trade
Republican challenger: Click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Malloy on Free Trade
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Trade trips to China to promote aerospace & bioscience. (Dec 2013)
  • Make sure entire world knows: CT is open for business. (Feb 2012)
David Walker on Free Trade
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade. (Apr 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Protect "Made in the USA" and "Made in Connecticut". (Aug 2010)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Make changes to NAFTA; close loopholes to send jobs overseas. (May 2012)
  • Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs. (Mar 2012)
  • Free trade must be fair trade with good labor regs. (Sep 2011)
Linda McMahon on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • Implement Colombia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements. (Sep 2010)
Chris Murphy on Free Trade
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Buy American Act for government purchasing. (Mar 2012)
  • Rebuild manufacturing with Buy-American laws. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Christopher Shays on Free Trade
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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 YES 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)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 72% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)

House:


Joe Courtney on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney 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)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Jun 2013)
Rosa DeLauro on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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 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)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • 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)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Elizabeth Esty on Free Trade
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (May 2013)
Jim Himes on Free Trade
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Jun 2013)
John Larson on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 41% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 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:


Jodi Rell on Free Trade
Republican CT Governor: Click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Lieberman on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Connecticut jobs rely on exports. (Jul 2006)
  • NAFTA has caused some job loss, but net gain of 900,000 jobs. (Jan 2004)
  • Free AND fair trade, with labor and environmental standards. (Jan 2004)
  • Avoid pro-business extremism and protectionist extremism. (Jan 2004)
  • Stop the hemorrhaging & enforce rules of trade. (Dec 2003)
  • Canít build walls and still create jobs. (Sep 2003)
  • Iím for ďMade in the USAĒ and sold abroad. (Sep 2003)
  • Bush Recession will become Dean Depression. (Sep 2003)
  • Protect manufacturing by federal Buy-American policy. (May 2003)
  • For Fast Track & open trade, with labor safeguards. (Aug 2000)
  • Create incentives for Chinaís fairness, including WTO. (Mar 1998)
  • Message to Beijing: We want WTO AND human rights. (Mar 1998)

    Voting Record

  • Iím for fair trade for the Americas. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • 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 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Free & fair trade is key to economic growth . (Jan 2001)
  • Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 36% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Chris Murphy on Free Trade
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Buy American Act for government purchasing. (Mar 2012)
  • Rebuild manufacturing with Buy-American laws. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
John Rowland on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)
Gary Franks on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Free Trade
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 78% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Miriam Masullo on Free Trade
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
  • NAFTA and WTO surrenders our national sovereignty. (May 2004)
Jack Orchulli on Free Trade
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
  • Aggressive marketing instead of walls of protectionism. (Oct 2004)
Rob Simmons on Free Trade
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • 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 YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Chris Dodd on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • China gains advantage by slavery & currency manipulation. (Dec 2007)
  • We need to get fair with China. (Dec 2007)
  • Ban Chinese imports until safety & security is guaranteed. (Sep 2007)
  • Include labor, environmental & health in trade deals. (Aug 2007)
  • Prohibit Defense Department from outsourcing contracts. (Jun 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 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)
Sam Gejdenson on Free Trade
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Free Trade
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 78% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Free Trade
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Barbara Kennelly on Free Trade
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Lieberman never saw a trade agreement he didnít like. (Jul 2006)
  • Negotiate strong labor & enviro into trade agreements. (Jul 2006)
  • Strictly enforce fair trade policies. (Apr 2006)
Jim Maloney on Free Trade
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Alan Schlesinger on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Supports NAFTA, CAFA, GATT, and WTO. (Oct 2006)
Christopher Shays on Free Trade
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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 YES 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)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 72% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Rob Simmons on Free Trade
Republican (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • 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 YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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