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May 04, 2005

New Dems Against CAFTA

Heads up from David Sirota that the New Democratic Coalition -- key Dem supporters of the bankruptcy bill -- have come out against the Central American Free Trade Agreement. This is critical since this could mean nearly unanimous Democratic opposition to CAFTA.

GOP members in districts losing jobs to exports will end up as the swing voters. Given likely defections, Bush probably can't deliver all Republicans for CAFTA, so this may signal not only the end of this trade treaty but the derailment of Bush's whole trade agenda.

Posted by Nathan at May 4, 2005 03:09 PM