(Washington, DC) – Responding to Senator Mitch McConnell's victory in the race for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky 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 that Sen. McConnell signed IWV’s ObamaCare Repeal Pledge to show his commitment to overturning this monstrosity, and we are pleased to congratulate Sen. McConnell 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. That’s why the Repeal Pledge matters to voters, and why smart candidates who are serious about real reform, like Sen. McConnell, 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.  Congratulations to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell!

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

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


Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women's Forum.