In his first big public appearance in Massachusetts since the 2010 midterm elections, Sen. Scott Brown said he plans to push the U.S. Senate to focus on job growth amid the recession.
In an address to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Brown said the midterm elections only reinforced his contention that Congress needs to help spur the economy.
“You know, people say, ‘Scott, are you worried about your job?' " Brown said. "Give me a break. You know whose jobs I’m worried about? Yours. I’m worried about yours and the people that work for you.”
Brown will work to reduce corporate taxes, WBUR's Curt Nickisch said in an interview with WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer. And the pro-business Chamber of Commerce was receptive to Brown's message.
"His message was always to create jobs and to get government out of people’s lives," Nickisch said, "but. speaking to this audience, he really focused on corporate taxes."
Brown acknowledged that he's already running for re-election after winning his seat in a special election in February, and he drew a large crowd to the chamber breakfast.
“He’s clearly a powerful political figure,” Nickisch said.
- Curt Nickisch, WBUR business & technology reporter
This segment aired on November 15, 2010.