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Kerry Walks Line on Global Trade

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Kerry Walks Line on Global Trade

Kerry Walks Line on Global Trade

Kerry Walks Line on Global Trade

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Trade has often been a contentious, though not decisive, issue in presidential campaigns. This year, with job growth sluggish and many jobs being shipped overseas, a strong stand against free trade can make for powerful politics. As Democratic frontrunner Sen. John Kerry seeks union and populist support, observers wonder what role his record of supporting open markets and globalization will play. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.