Ala. Governor reacts to Brown win

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Bob Riley released the following statement about the election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts:

"The election of a Republican in the bluest of blue states should be a wake up call to Barack Obama and the Democrats in Washington that Americans don't support their liberal plans to give government more control of our lives and our economy.  Whether it's their cap and trade plan, their health reform plan or their economic stimulus plan, Americans are telling the 'Yes, we can' liberals, 'No, you shouldn't.'

"I hope Alabama Democrats are listening and will start working in a bipartisan fashion to help us improve our state's economy, pass charter schools and finally keep their promises to vote for ethics and accountability reforms."