IWV Congratulates ObamaCare Repeal Pledge Signers Successful in Texas' Congressional Primaries
(Washington, D.C.) — Following last night's Texas Primary, Independent Women's Voice President & CEO Heather R. Higgins released the following statement:
"Over the past few weeks, we've been reminding people about the salience of the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. With the Supreme Court ruling on the law's constitutionality imminent, and with it unlikely that the Court will strike down the law in its entirety, the issue of ObamaCare is clearly weighing heavily on voters' minds.
"Last night in Texas, Repeal Pledge signer Ted Cruz forced a July 31st run-off against David Dewhurst, who has yet to sign the Pledge.
"In addition to that contest, many Repeal Pledge signers enjoyed success last night in their respective Congressional races.
"Congressional incumbents and Repeal Pledge signers Louie Gohmert (R-1), John Culberson (R-7), Kay Granger (R-12), Bill Flores (R-17), Francisco Canseco (R-23), Kenny Marchant (R-24), Dr. Michael Burgess (R-26), and Pete Sessions (R-32) were all victorious in their respective primaries.
"In Texas' 35th District, Repeal Pledge signer Susan Narvaiz emerged from a three-candidate field where she was the only candidate who had signed the Pledge to earn her party's nomination and will challenge incumbent Democrat Lloyd Doggett in November.
"And, Repeal Pledge signers Felicia Harris (R-14) and Jessica Puente Bradshaw (R-34) have forced run-off contests on July 31st in their respective districts. As of now, their run-off opponents have yet to sign the Pledge.
"We offer our congratulations to these incumbents and challengers on their success last night.
"The ObamaCare Repeal Pledge is resonating because voters want to know which candidates for office are serious about waking the talk to see that ObamaCare is fully and completely repealed.
"Those challengers and incumbents who have yet to sign the Pledge would be wise to do so immediately. It's the best way to demonstrate to voters that they are truly serious about ObamaCare repeal."