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Nikki Haley on Free Trade
Republican Governor: Click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

SC 2014: 2014 SC Senate debate


Lee Bright on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Stupid not to tax imports from foreign countries. (Jul 2009)
  • Textile industry is dying so trade isnít the issue. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 72% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Lindsey Graham on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine. (Apr 2005)
Nancy Mace on Free Trade
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Scott on Free Trade
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Stamper on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn 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)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Free Trade
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
  • Build higher bridges for new generation of container ships. (Apr 2013)
Jeff Duncan on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Trey Gowdy on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mick Mulvaney on Free Trade
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
Tom Rice on Free Trade
Republican (District 7): Click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Scott on Free Trade
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Wilson on Free Trade
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 29% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Free Trade
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Sugar and peanut subsides make no sense. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Jim Hodges on Free Trade
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
David Beasley on Free Trade
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Beasley on other issues.
  • Free trade must be based on fair terms. (Feb 2004)
Fritz Hollings on Free Trade
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Bob Inglis on Free Trade
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
Alex Sanders on Free Trade
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Free Trade
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
  • Cheap imports are putting our people out of work. (Oct 2004)
  • Trade Impact Statement: analyze impact on US economy. (Aug 2004)
  • Moratorium on new trade agreements. (Aug 2004)
  • Stop the offshoring of jobs and create new jobs at home. (May 2004)
Strom Thurmond on Free Trade
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Gresham Barrett on Free Trade
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
Henry Brown on Free Trade
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
Michael Cone on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Free Trade
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
  • No to trade agreements that send our jobs overseas. (Jun 2008)
  • America First trade policies. (Jun 2008)
Jim DeMint on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Stupid not to tax imports from foreign countries. (Jul 2009)
  • Textile industry is dying so trade isnít the issue. (Oct 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 72% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Alvin Greene on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
  • Huge tariffs, and, if necessary, ban imports. (Sep 2010)
Mark McBride on Free Trade
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
  • I am not a free trader; nothing in life is free. (May 2008)
  • NAFTA, CAFTA and the WTO need to go away. (May 2008)
Mullins McLeod on Free Trade
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Sanford on Free Trade
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Sugar and peanut subsides make no sense. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Floyd Spence on Free Trade
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
John Spratt on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt 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 17% 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)
Lindsey Graham on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine. (Apr 2005)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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