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Trade on the Trail: Into the General

A Fair Trader Headed for Maine House of Representatives

111507househopeful Elsie Flemings, a former Global Trade Watch staffer who played a leading role in the Oman FTA and CAFTA accountability fights, won the Democratic primary last week in Maine's District 35, beating opponent Gary Friedman with over 60% of the vote.

Although only 25, Flemings has already taken on corporate interests in Maine and fought for local economies. In 2007, she helped push the passage of the Informed Growth Act, which requires cities to conduct a full economic impact analysis study before allowing “big-box” stores (retail stores over 75,000 square feet) to break ground.

Flemings will face Republican nominee Rick Savage in the fall.

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Way to go, Elsie!!

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