Trade in Elections 2008

From the presidency to both chambers of Congress and from the traditionally "free trade" Florida to Colorado and New York to New Mexico, successful candidates in 2008 election races ran on a platform of fundamental overhaul of U.S. trade and globalization policies including a growing number of Republicans, with a net increase in Congress of 35 fair trade supporters, according to our new report, Fair Trade Gets an Upgrade (PDF). Through the course of the campaign cycle, candidates ran at least 137 paid television ads addressing trade and globalization issues specifically. Click here to read President Obama's 2008 Campaign Statements on Trade.

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Disclosure: Global Trade Watch has no preference among the candidates.