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Tracking trade’s rising influence on U.S. mid-term and general elections.

Donald Trump’s appropriation of progressives’ critique of our current trade policy’s damage, which helped him win key swing states and the presidency, is the latest evidence of how trade can shape elections. Well before Democratic and GOP 2016 presidential candidates touted anti-NAFTA sentiments, promised new trade policies and an end to job outsourcing, trade had an outsized impact on scores of congressional elections and past presidential races.