(Washington D.C.) – Following Curt Clawson’s victory tonight in Florida, Independent Women’s Voice President and CEO Heather R. Higgins released the following statement:

“On behalf of Independent Women's Voice, I want to congratulate Curt Clawson on his victory this evening in the Florda 19th congressional district GOP primary.  Mr. Clawson's decision to sign the IWV's Repeal Pledge shows he understands that one of the chief manifestations of the real 'War on Women' is government-controlled health care in the form of ObamaCare.  Signing the pledge shows that, when it comes to health care, he gets it — he understands that ObamaCare is a government infringement  on our constitutional liberties and he knows that it will lead to bigger government and less freedom. Mr. Clawson's win tells us voters are more interested in what candidates are endorsing rather than who is endorsing them.  Mr. Clawson was the only Repeal Pledge signer in this primary race until two days before the election. This exemplifies that the candidate signing the Repeal Pledge out performs candidates with high profile endorsements."

The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted in early 2010.  The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action.

Signers of the Repeal Pledge believe that this law cannot be "fixed" and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing it are necessary first steps to ensure that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available.

For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit TheRepealPledge.com.

For interviews with Heather Higgins or other spokeswomen of Independent Women's Voice, please contact Victoria Coley at [email protected].

Independent Women's Voice is the creator of:

ObamaCare Repeal Pledge
No Washington Exemption
Real Life of Julia's Policy
Health Reform Questions
ObamaCare Timeout Petition

Independent Women’s Voice is a 501 (c) (4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families.  IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women’s Forum.