(Washington, DC) – Responding to David Perdue's victory in the race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, Independent Women’s Voice CEO Heather Higgins tonight issued the following statement:

“Three weeks ago, President Obama said even though he was not on the ballot, his policies were – and the policy that bears his name cost him the Senate, and contributed to further losses in the House of Representatives.

“Obviously, this election was very much about ObamaCare, and the obstructionism of Senate Democrats to real reform. The message of this election? Keep your doctor, fire Harry Reid.

"We’re pleased to note that David Perdue made very clear her strong opposition to ObamaCare, and we are pleased to congratulate Perdue on his victory.

“Those who said ObamaCare no longer matters are self-deluded. The more people experience it, the more they hate it, and rightly so. Imagine what’s going to happen when ALL the mandates kick in.

“The American people are tired of candidates who say one thing on the stump, then do something else when they get to DC. Republicans have been given the opportunity to show the country they meant it when they said they wanted to repeal ObamaCare. Let’s hope they’re as good as their word.”

IWV advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted in early 2010. This victory this evening moves us one step closer to better health care in this country.