IWV Blog Posts:
There are some important lessons for upcoming Republican primaries to be drawn from the run-off in Mississippi – and not just that Democrats put Thad Cochran back in office for another six years.
The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted in early 2010.
The Independent Women’s Voice yesterday released a poll reinforcing what had – with good reason – already become conventional wisdom: that Sen. Thad Cochran held onto the GOP nomination for his seat because African-American voters crossed party lines and saved him.
Cochran’s opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel was, of course, the first person to suggest this, thundering against “liberal Democrats” in his concession speech and repeatedly warning that he wants to “be absolutely certain that our Republican primary was won by Republican voters.”
It wasn’t. And guess what: There’s nothing he can do about it.
Independent Women's Voice fielded a Mississippi election day survey of 500 voters and found that Senator Thad Cochran’s margin of victory over challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican Senate runoff election was based on votes from Democrats and Independents.
“On behalf of Independent Women's Voice, I congratulate former Rep. Nan Hayworth on being one step closer to re-election to the U.S. House to represent New York's 18th congressional district. This is great news for all Americans who have had enough of ObamaCare's damage to our health care system and want reforms that put power back in the hands of patients and doctors. Hayworth signed the IWV Repeal Pledge which demonstrates to voters her true commitment to rolling back the government take-over of our health care system and embracing positive, patient-centered reforms."
“On behalf of Independent Women's Voice, I congratulate four-term incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn on advancing as the GOP candidate in Colorado's 5th congressional district. Rep. Lamborn's decision to sign the Repeal Pledge - unlike his primary challenger retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn - demonstrates to voters a true commitment to rolling back the government take-over of our health care system and returning power to patients and doctors."
“Congratulations to state Sen. Lee Zeldin on his victory in the New York 1st congressional district GOP primary. Zeldin's victory is tremendously good news for all Americans who have had enough of ObamaCare's damage to our health care system and want reforms that put power back in the hands of patients and doctors. That's because Zeldin was the only candidate in NY-01 that signed the Repeal Pledge, a true demonstration that he is committed to repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with patient-centered reforms."
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