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Tue May 19, 2015, 09:22 PM

28. What trade agreements has Mrs. Clinton opposed, in any official capacity?

I'll wait for an answer.

On edit - as Senator, she did vote against CAFTA (which passed anyway).

Since 2001, Clinton has backed pacts with Jordan, Chile, Singapore, Australia, Morocco and Oman that were opposed by numerous labor, farming and environmental groups concerned that the deals contained insufficient safeguards for American workers and consumers.

As recently as November (Ed. - 2008 dateline), Clinton supported a free trade agreement negotiated by the Bush administration with Peru.

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/apr/12/nation/na-trade12

Not voting, of course, but as SOS loved TPP (apparently):

Obama's biggest hurdle in getting the trade deal approved was always his own party, as my colleague Russell Berman pointed out last week, when negotiators reached a deal to fast-track the TPP. What's changed is that the TPP has collided with the presidential raceóin ways that are risky for Hillary Clinton. The problem for Clinton is that she has historically backed free-trade deals, and as secretary of state called the TPP "the gold standard in trade agreements." Yet her campaign's big push over the last week or two has been to prove her liberal bona fides. Many progressives still don't like NAFTA, a product of Bill Clinton's administration (actually, many Americans don't like NAFTA), and while Hillary Clinton still looks like a prohibitive favorite in the Democratic primary, rivals like O'Malley and Senator Bernie Sanders oppose it, as do the labor unions that are a major part of the Democratic coalition.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/democrats-produce-trade-discord/391224/

So, that's one she's on the record as opposing, seven (including NAFTA) she's supported, and one where we can't tell.

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