State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Free Trade


Phil Scott: Opposed tariffs on Canadian products

Q: Support administration tariffs on steel and other products?

Phil Scott: No. Opposed tariffs on Canadian products. "They're our largest trading partner. It has an effect on everything we do."

David Zuckerman: No position found.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 North Carolina Gubernatorial race Nov 3, 2020

Al Pisano: No opinion on free trade

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Support & expand free trade˙"?

A: N/A for Governor's Race

Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race Apr 30, 2020

Thom Tillis: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA

The USMCA is a new trade pact among the United States, Mexico and Canada, intended as a stronger and modernized replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC): "I applaud the Trump Administration on reaching an agreement with Mexico and Canada to replace the outdated NAFTA and ensure our alliances with our neighbors remain strong."

Source: White House press release in 2020 North Carolina Senate race Oct 2, 2018

Deborah Ross: Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements

Ross said she opposes TPP. "I have always said that I am against TPP," she said. "We need to protect American workers and we need to stop trade agreements. It hurts the middle class." Ross stated in a response to a questionnaire in Indy Week for the March primary that she was against the TPP. "North Carolina has seen too many jobs get shipped overseas because of trade deals that didn't work for us, and the TPP deal doesn't do enough to protect North Carolina workers or the world's environment."
Source: McClatchyDC.com on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Aug 16, 2016

Sean Haugh: We need to completely change to free trade

America shouldn't be a global policeman, he said, quoting George Washington's admonition against foreign entanglements. "We need to completely change [foreign policy] to free trade," said Haugh, whose campaign is steeped in themes opposing war and seeking cooperation through trade and diplomacy.
Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate Apr 8, 2014

Bev Perdue: Visited China to see N.C.'s competition

Last year I visited China on a trip to recruit new businesses and develop our economic relationships with our second largest trading partner. It was my first trip to China; I wasn't fully prepared for what I saw or how I felt afterward. I went into classrooms where children were studying concepts far in advance of American children of similar ages. They demand more work out of their kids. They require more involvement from parents. They expect no less than excellence from their students and teacher and parents and schools. Education in China is a major part of the reason their workers are global competitors. Make no mistake--they are North Carolina's competition, and they have learned from our successes.

When the factories started laying off workers or closing, Chinese imports were competing with American products. The fires of the recession have forged a new North Carolina, one where we never lose faith in our possibilities. So many of those possibilities point directly back to education.

Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address Feb 14, 2011

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2020 Presidential contenders on Free Trade:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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