He had served in Congress for 28 years.
Mollohan fancied himself as a pro-life Democrat.
And yet, under the famous Stupak compromise, he still voted for Obamacare and the pro-abortion language included in the bill.
Well, that ticked off the Susan B. Anthony organization. And that should leave Ohio Congressman Steve Driehaus pretty nervous:
“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.They're coming for you, Steve. Are you ready?
“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.”
The Susan B. Anthony List spent $78,000 in West Virginia’s first district educating voters on Congressman Mollohan’s vote for healthcare with television ads, radio ads, and robo-calls. This is part of a $1 million effort to ensure that true pro-life leaders are elected in the districts of the so-called ‘pro-life’ Democrats, including Reps. Brad Ellsworth (IN-08), Steve Driehaus (OH-01) and Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03), who voted for healthcare reform that included federal funding of abortion.