“We were the exclamation point on a message all of America has sent,” he said.
Cassidy specifically criticized Obama’s regulations for the coal and oil and gas industries.
The Republican's opponent, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), supported the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would carry oil from Alberta to the gulf coast. But the Obama administration, facing pressure from environmental groups, has not approved the project.
“It’s the Republican Party that’s pushing use of U.S. natural resources to create American jobs,” Cassidy said. “It is the Democratic Party trying to kill those jobs.”