Dow-Jones does a reaction story on the election of Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, including a comment from the National Association of Manufacturers’ Jay Timmons. From “Brown Win Will Force Democrats To Reach Across Aisle, Say Analysts“:
Jay Timmons, executive vice president at the National Association of Manufacturers, said Brown’s victory would give moderate Democrats pause about supporting the cap-and-trade bill that passed the House, as well as other initiatives viewed as building up the public sector at the expense of the private sector.
“It’s an extraordinarily clear message from the people of Massachusetts,” Timmons said. “If you couple that with the victories for Republicans from Virginia and New Jersey you’re starting to see a pattern: a none-too-subtle message to the administration to slow down.”