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Away from Washington, politicians forced to reckon with constituents' trade angst

August 09, 2018
With midterm elections rapidly approaching, the Trump trade agenda is shaping up to be a potent campaign issue in some key races. And candidates are hearing from frustrated constituents across the country. Bill Hejl, a sugar beet farmer in North Dakota, wants his senators to be “ screaming how bad [the tariffs are] going to be if it continues .” Dale Edmondson, a Missouri farmer, was at Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D) town hall Wednesday to let her know that, despite...

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