Candidates' Positions on Trade Agreements

Candidates' Positions on Trade Agreements

To help voters understand where candidates stand on trade agreements, the Iowa Fair Trade Campaign (IFTC) extracted statements from responses to its set of principles (PDF) by major Democratic* candidates on the following topics:

Although several Republican candidates had emphasized in their campaigns criticism of status quo trade policies, the IFTC never received their responses. Following are the responses they did receive:

*Prior to the Iowa primary, the IFTC presented all the candidates – Democrat and Republican – with a set of principles (PDF) outlining an acceptable trade policy set forth by Iowa's major labor, farm, religious, and environmental organizations. Candidates were asked to respond to the document's premises. From it, IFTC extracted the statements linked to above.

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