State of New Jersey Archives: on Free Trade


Tom MacArthur: Free market policies based on private sector experience

The Economy & Jobs: Tom is a self-made businessman who came from middle-class roots. His nearly thirty years in the private sector began with an entry-level job earning $13,000 per year, and culminated with growing a local NJ company into a national business. Throughout his career he helped to create and preserve thousands of American jobs. Tom will use that real world experience to get our economy growing again. He will promote free market policies that foster the creation of good-paying, American jobs, and empower entrepreneurs and business leaders by eliminating burdensome regulations and bureaucratic red tape that stifle job creation.
Source: 2014 N.J. House campaign website, TMac4congress.com Nov 4, 2014

Jeff Bell: Support & expand free trade

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Support & expand free trade"?

A: Support.

Source: Email interview for 2014 N.J. Senate race with OnTheIssues Jul 1, 2014

Cory Booker: China is engaging in unfair trade practices

[All four Democratic candidates] showed few differences in how the US should approach its relationship with China, saying that its economic rise is a good thing but that it is engaging in unfair trade practices.
Source: Star-Ledger coverage of 2013 N.J. Senate debate Aug 5, 2013

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2020 Presidential contenders on Free Trade:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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