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Inglis and CAFTA 30 still feeling the pain

Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) was one of the CAFTA 30 - the most unlikely reps to vote for CAFTA back in the summer of 2005 by one vote. We predicted that these members would be hearing about their vote for a long time.

We turned out to be right. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports that Inglis has a primary challenger who is bringing up the CAFTA issue:

Energy, high gas prices and the future of fuel highlighted the first debate between Republican Rep. Bob Inglis and his primary challenger, Charles Jeter, Wednesday night at the University of South Carolina Upstate...

Jeter also criticized Inglis for supporting the Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, saying such a policy was responsible for draining Upstate jobs.

In other news, the Bush administration has failed to live up to its promise of supporting Alabama's sock industry after getting Rep. Bob Aderholt (R-Ala.) to vote for CAFTA on that basis. This week, they announced a safeguard on Honduran socks, several years later and at a lower rate and for a shorter time period than promised.

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