Tonight, 14-term incumbent Rep. Alan Mollohan (WV-01) lost the West Virginia Democratic primary to state Senator Mike Oliverio.
Commenting on the outcome, SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said:
“Just as Bart Stupak did, Congressman Mollohan now fully realizes that votes do have consequences. Mollohan’s loss comes as a direct result of his vote for healthcare reform that included federal funding of abortion.
“We promised Rep. Mollohan and the other ‘pro-life’ Democrats that we would make their re-election incredibly painful if they voted ‘yes’ on the healthcare bill. Tonight, the Susan B. Anthony List followed through on that promise, and Rep. Mollohan is the second member of that coalition to see those consequences.
“This should be just another sign to ‘pro-life’ Democrats that voted for the healthcare bill that they will face the same consequences as Stupak and Mollohan.”
This is a major victory for pro-life voters in West Virginia and across the country! Next stops for ensuring true pro-life representatives are elected are the districts of Reps. Brad Ellsworth (IN-08), Steve Driehaus (OH-01) and Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03), all of whom voted for healthcare reform that included federal funding of abortion.