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Illinois Dems not budging on Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his team continued to try to rally support for his Pacific trade deal on Wednesday, making absolutely no progress with Illinois Democrats in Congress.

When I wrote about Obama pushing Democrats to vote for his trade pact in early May, Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., who is running for the Senate, was undecided. Now she is a no.

Last month, the Senate approved giving the president “fast-track” trade promotion authority with only two votes to spare. Read more…

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