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Clinton-Kaine Campaign Should Support TPP, Says CTA

Arlington, VA  – July 26, 2016 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding the Clinton-Kaine campaign's "evolving" position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

"As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, the Trans-Pacific Partnership 'holds great economic opportunities to all participating nations.' As recently as last Thursday, Sen. Tim Kaine reiterated his support for granting President Obama 'fast-track' authority to negotiate the trade deal. We can only hope the politics of the moment are driving the Clinton-Kaine campaign's evolving rhetoric on TPP, not the substance of the deal.

"Are we to believe the Clinton-Kaine campaign is aligning with the destructive isolationist policies espoused by Donald Trump? Honestly, if their past — and, presumably, sincerely held — positions are a guide for Sec. Clinton and Sen. Kaine, I certainly hope they would support TPP if elected."