November 10, 2014

ELECTION 2014: How America Voted, Who Are The New Members And What Does It All Mean?

As most analysts predicted, Republicans dominated the 2014 Midterm elections. The party took back control of the U.S. Senate, held control of the U.S. House while picking up several new seats and also made a strong showing in the states, including taking the governor’s mansions in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. MSCI members should watch their inboxes later this week for an email from MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner analyzing the elections results and what they will mean for the metals industry. In the meantime, here are some of the most interesting and interactive analyses we’ve read over the past few days:

  • The New York Times precinct-by-precinct analysis of how Americans voted.
  • CNN’s montage of all of the newly-elected members of Congress.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s preview of the Republican agenda.
  • National Association of Manufacturers’ CEO and President Jay Timmons’ video arguing, “this is the time for free enterprise.”
  • Littler’s look at how Republicans could use their increased majorities to stop new workplace rules coming from National Labor Relations Board, including efforts to redefine the term “joint employer.”
  • Forbes contributor Michael Evans look at the GOP’s small business agenda.
  • Vox’s analysis of what will happen in the U.S. states now that Republicans hold more levers of power.  

Still want more? In addition to reading Bob’s analysis later this week, we encourage you to register for MSCI’s annual Tubular Conference, to be held this January 15 and 16, 2015 in Florida. This event will feature remarks by Julie Cram, MSCI’s representative in Washington, who will discuss the Midterm elections and the policy outlook for the 114th Congress. Registration for this event is now available on MSCI’s website.