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Obama seeks backing from both parties for Pacific Rim trade deal

Obama seeks backing from both parties for Pacific Rim trade deal

President Obama promised new markets for American beef, bacon and auto parts as he kicked off the sales campaign Tuesday for his new Pacific Rim trade deal, pledging to keep at it until he wins support from across the political spectrum.

Touting the benefits for U.S. ranchers, farmers and manufacturers, Obama launched the pitch alongside Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa who will try to help the president reach out to wary lawmakers.

"We're going to be able to sell more products, more services, American agriculture, American manufacturing," Obama told business leaders gathered at the Department of Agriculture to hear the selling...

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