Columbia Missourian -
Missourians might want to tune out the barrage of political ads that flow from their dubious distinction of being both a presidential and hotly-contested Senatorial battleground. Yet they can't ignore the consequences of the policy decisions being made by their political representatives. One place they see those consequences firsthand is at the gas pump.
On behalf of Independent Women's Voice, I want to congratulate the following signers of the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge who were victorious in their respective primary contests.
As President Obama’s poll numbers have slipped over recent months, Democrats are trying to build a narrative that there is a Republican "War on Women." The White House and the Democratic Party, along with outmoded "feminist" organizations, are betting that they can goose turnout in November and the Democratic vote among women by fear-mongering on "women's issues."
IWV Congratulates ObamaCare Repeal Pledge Signer Ted Cruz on Securing Run-off Spot in Texas GOP Senate Primary
Last night, Ted Cruz became just the most recent candidate who may not have been the establishment favorite, but who was a signer of the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge and did well in his primary. After last night’s returns, on July 31st, Cruz will face David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. We offer our congratulations to him on securing a spot in the run-off contest.
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to know which candidates for office are serious about waking the talk to see that ObamaCare is fully and completely repealed.
It was the power of the issue of ObamaCare that compelled Sen. Nelson into retirement. And it was the power of ObamaCare, and the commitment shown by signing the Repeal Pledge, that helped carry Deb Fischer to victory tonight.
By Sean Sullivan, National Journal
When Senate incumbents lose in primaries, their colleagues take notice, because it doesn't happen very often. With Sen. Richard Lugar on the verge of losing his primary, another longtime incumbent seeking another term is determined to avoid at least one of Lugar's mistakes.
Mourdock signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. And because he signed the Pledge, the voters of Indiana knew that Mourdock would work tirelessly to see that ObamaCare is repealed, preventing any further harm that this dangerous government take-over of our private health care decisions will do if left to stand.
Candidates hoping to emerge victorious from Iowa should recognize that the race is wide open. Voters are carefully considering candidates' stances and commitment to key issues. They want more than a candidate who will play it safe by echoing poll-tested platitudes from the decades-old Republican platform. They want a leader who will boldly propose reforming some of government's sacred cows.
Providing subsidies for every aspect of natural gas-fueled vehicles will only lead to a bloated industry of little help to energy consumers. Washington is no match for the free market when it comes to determining the most promising energy sources.