State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Free Trade

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

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

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: on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Aug 16, 2016

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

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

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

  • The above quotations are from State of North Carolina Politicians: secondary Archives.
  • Click here for definitions & background information on Free Trade.
  • Click here for other issues (main summary page).
2016 Presidential contenders on Free Trade:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
Please consider a donation to!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Feb 18, 2023