From the Manufacturers’ Election Night HQ

By November 3, 2010Miscellaneous

Jay Timmons, executive vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses election night results. See the video here, and for more visit youtube.com/namvideo.

That’s Christian Moritz shooting the video.

For updates on key races, visit the NAM’s Election Center.

UPDATE (1:05 a.m.): From Dow-Jones, “US Manufacturers Embrace Election Results“:

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. manufacturers are embracing the results of Tuesday’s midterm election, claiming several winning candidates as allies on energy, health care, economic and tax policy.

“The early results are looking like it’s a very good night for manufacturers and our priorities,” said National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President Jay Timmons on a 9:30 p.m. conference call with reporters, held shortly after Republicans were projected to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Still, he said the election results aren’t surprising given the nation’s frustration with the weak labor market. The unemployment rate was “key” in deciding a lot of these races, he said. He added that Congress should interpret the election results as a clear indication that significantly more needs to be done to fix the labor market.

“The focus…is going to need to be on jobs,” said Timmons.

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