On jobs, Senate rivals reflect the two-party split
For more than a year, the Massachusetts Senate candidates have fought over their backgrounds, their stances on abortion, and tax policy. But throughout, both have insisted that unemployment, and a state jobless rate that now sits at 6.5 percent, is their top priority. Elizabeth Warren says that investments in roads, bridges, school construction, and other public works will stimulate businesses to hire people. Senator Scott Brown says that keeping tax rates low and regulations predictable will give business owners confidence to expand and add workers.