For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Contact: Victoria R. Coley

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Karlstad, MN — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that David Hughes (R-MN) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. Hughes is a candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional district.

"David Hughes’ decision to take Pledge shows he gets it when it comes to health care,” said Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO of Independent Women's Voice. “This clearly demonstrates to voters his commitment to the full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.”

“David understands the harm that ObamaCare has already caused through increased premiums and costs, and a decreasing quality of care,” added Higgins. “ObamaCare means bigger government. It means less freedom. It means people have less choice and control in their health care decisions. And all of this will continue to grow worse if ObamaCare isn’t turned back.”

"ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster for our nation," said David Hughes. "None of Mr. Obama’s publicly pronounced promises about it have come true. ObamaCare must be completely repealed, with much simpler free market reforms implemented in its place. I will work with members of the House and Senate, on both sides of the aisle, as well as medical policy experts, to patiently craft reforms all parties can support. And this time around Congress, as well as the American People, should know what is in the bill before we pass the bill.”

"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," continued Higgins.  "With this commitment, David Hughes passes that test."

The Repeal Pledge is a project of Independent Women's Voice, a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

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


Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) fights for women and families by expanding support for policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom, and greater choices. IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women's Forum.