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October 18, 2010

Lori Wallach on HuffPo: "Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)"

Check out Lori Wallach's latest piece on the Huffington Post:

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse demographics. Once again, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch is tracking these issues in races across the country. We found trade playing in 150 of the 170 races deemed competitive by the Cook report and in open seats. Many GOP candidates are now also running on fair trade; in a number of races, candidates from both parties are trying to "out fair trade" one another.

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Intensified emphasis on these issues - and drawing a sharp distinction against those who have supported past job-killing pacts - is proving to be a lifeline in some races.

Read the entire piece at the Huffington Post.

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