Specter-Sestak Attack Each Other From The Left on Trade

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Trade policy may become a flash point in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, as both candidates at Netroots Nation sought to criticize the other as too supportive of unfair trade agreements.

Some union officials have expressed dismay over the trade positions of both candidates. Specter voted for the 1994 NAFTA, 2005 CAFTA and 2007 Peru agreements, while Sestak, who joined the House in 2007, also voted for the Peru deal.

I had the opportunity today to ask Senator Specter if he felt that Congressman Sestak was weak on trade and Senator Specter responded, "Yes, I think that is correct." Earlier when addressing the full conference, Specter sought to stress his trade record by citing the thirteen times he had gone before the International Trade Commission to fight for trade law enforcement.

Soon after, I asked Congressman Sestak to respond to Senator's Specter criticism.

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