Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Election results unnerves moderate Democrats in Congress

"Last night, I think voters sent a clear message that the administration and Congress need to focus on the economy. We need to focus on creating jobs right now, and you don't do that by raising taxes on small business."
Democratic Rep. Dan Boren

Mr. Boren also called himself "a solid no" on Obama's health-care overhaul

"What the exit polls showed was real voter fatigue with how crowded the plate is. We need to take a deep breath, step back and clean the plate before we add to it."
Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly

"I do consider Virginia a bellwether state. I would encourage the leadership to get back to the center."
Rep. Gene Taylor, a conservative Democrat from Mississippi

"The American people get it. They know we're on an unsustainable fiscal course."
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.

"I've always had pause" about health care overhauls and ramped-up government spending.
Sen. Ben Nelson, (D-Ne)

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