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Trade popping up in congressional races... and it's only February!

The Daily American's (Penn.) "Teacher to challenge Shuster for Congress" talks about Democat Tony Barr who is challenging Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) this year on a fair trade platform:

As a congressmen, Barr would push to re-write free trade bills.

“What they are doing is sending jobs out of the country,” he said. “We can’t do that anymore.”

He said the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, hits the United States especially hard because it also hurts the Mexican economy.

“Mexican farm workers are leaving Mexico and coming across the border, in many cases illegally,” he said. “That hurts us here and drives down wages, so we are being hit twice. If we are going to do anything with illegal immigration, we need to reduce free trade agreements and make sure they are fair trade agreements.”

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