Fair Trade Platform Wins Elections

Posted by scapozzola on 11/04/2010

A new report by produced by Public Citizen found that House Democratic candidates who ran on fair trade themes were three times more likely to get elected than those who campaigned against fair trade.

Moreover, over 70 Republican candidates in both swing districts and very GOP-leaning districts also adopted a winning fair trade message.

The report's key finding: "trade, job offshoring and/or government purchases of foreign-made goods were a stunningly persistent national focus of midterm election campaigns, with 205 candidates campaigning on these issues."

The Public Citizen report confirms, yet again, what AAM's national economic poll showed earlier this year-- that voters' top concern is the economy and lost manufacturing. 

Read the full report from Public Citizen.

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