(Washington, DC) –  Independent Women's Voice (IWV) would like to congratulate the 61 Repeal Pledge signers who were elected to the US House of Representatives last evening. 

Each candidate signed Independent Women's Voice ObamaCare Repeal Pledge, making a clear and unequivocal statement to voters that he or she will fight at every opportunity for full repeal of ObamaCare. 

IWV engaged voters on behalf of pledge signers with a series of targeted phone calls about the damage caused by ObamaCare.  

The campaign was part of a comprehensive program mobilizing voters in 22 districts, in 14 states, on behalf of our pledge signers. 

IWV made calls on behalf of the following 10 signers and would like to congratulate them on their victories: 

Bruce Westerman (AR-4)
Rep. Steve King (IA-4)
Dave Benishek MD (MI-1)
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6)
Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-2)
Frank Guinta (NH-1)
Lee Zeldin (NY-1)
Dave Brat (VA-7)
Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
Alex Mooney (WV-2)

IWV would also like to congratulate the following 51 Repeal Pledge signers:

Gary Palmer (AL-6)
Rep. Paul Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-4)
Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-5)
Rep. Dave Schweikert (AZ-6)
Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-8)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-4)
Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-6)
Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8)
Rep. Mark Bircher (FL-13)
Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15)
Rep. Curt Clawson (FL-19)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)
Rep. Tom Graves (GA-14)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)
Rep. Tom Massie (KY-4)
Rep. Andy Barr (KY-6)
Rep. Charles Boustany M.D. (LA-3)
Rep. John Fleming M.D. (LA-4)
Rep. Andy Harris M.D. (MD-1)
Rep. Bill Huzienga (MI-2)
John Moolenaar (MI-4)
Rep. Alan Nunnelee (MS-1)
Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8)
Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND-at large)
Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-4)
Rep. Bob Latta (OH-5)
Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6)
Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10)
Rep. Joseph Pitts (PA-16)
Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1)
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-5)
Rep. Phil Roe M.D. (TN-1)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
John Ratcliffe (TX-4)
Rep. John Culberson (TX-7)
Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)
Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14)
Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25)
Rep. Michael Burgess M.D. (TX-26)
Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32)
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-3)
Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-2)
Rep. Robert Hurt (VA-5)
Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (WA-5)

Responding to last night's victories Independent Women's Voice CEO Heather Higgins 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.

“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. That’s why the Repeal Pledge matters to voters, and why smart candidates who are serious about real reform, sign the Repeal Pledge.”




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.