Job Search: What are presidential hopefuls saying (and doing) about jobs?

Poll after poll shows that jobs and the economy are the top issues for voters across the political spectrum. President Obama and the Republicans who seek to replace him are giving lots of speeches these days, but what are they really saying (and doing) about job creation?

AAM’s new online candidate tracker tool, Job Search, will keep tabs on what the 2012 Republican presidential candidates, as well as President Obama, are saying about how we can create manufacturing jobs in America. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive repository of statements these candidates have made about the issues Americans care about the most.

Be sure to check back often—we’ll be scanning candidates’ speeches, statements, tweets and media appearances daily, and will record everything they say about manufacturing and jobs.

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

20323
20269

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • Onika Rivera is a trailblazer — she's the first female president of @steelworkersLocal 1104. But surging imports ar… https://t.co/zerKiqV1sZ 1 day 15 hours ago
  • A letter worth reading. "While the president as delayed, steel imports have spiked. Importers are rushing to get in… https://t.co/V1muiDL8qH 1 day 19 hours ago
  • Important context. "Under President Obama, regulators showed increased skepticism about Chinese deals involving tec… https://t.co/W2ZHqU7LKY 1 day 21 hours ago
  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis writes in a memo to @CommerceGov that steel and aluminum imports do impair U.S. nation… https://t.co/rEXDNfBLHL 1 day 21 hours ago
  • President Trump promised to stand up for America's working class. Now he has a chance to do just that. Text "STEEL"… https://t.co/4BPz6wCsbi 1 day 21 hours ago
  • THIS —> "The era of vanishing jobs happened alongside one of the most unusual, disruptive eras in modern economic h… https://t.co/UsA39JWEyN 1 day 22 hours ago
  • There's now just one American smelter that can make the high purity aluminum needed to build fighter jets. There's… https://t.co/rIqZUQkOUA 1 day 22 hours ago
  • "There's a real opportunity for the president to make a difference for some of those forgotten men and women that h… https://t.co/PFlMFmeUnU 1 day 22 hours ago
  • "The reason these imports are flooding in is because imports are cheap — and the reason they’re cheap is because th… https://t.co/izW4WdsOwz 2 days 12 hours ago
  • #MadeInAmerica: Meet Fralo, a control systems manufacturer from Erie, #Pennsylvania https://t.co/gpz3ZioDUK 2 days 14 hours ago