Reaping the rewards of the ruling
By Jessica Zigmond
That didn't take long.
In the 24 hours since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised more than $4 million for his presidential campaign.
“Thanks for everyone's support for #Full Repeal!” Andrea Saul, Romney's campaign press secretary, Tweeted Friday. Saul noted that the GOP presidential hopeful raised $4.6 million in more than 47,000 online donations since the SCOTUS ruling.
Meanwhile, the campaign's website today includes a red banner across the top that reads: “BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare. Repeal is the only option, you have the power! 11.06.12”
Not to be outdone, the Democrats are using the decision for their own fundraising efforts. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) heralded the high court's ruling in an e-mail to potential donors Thursday afternoon that urged contributions of $3 or more to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Calling the decision “wonderful news,” the California Democrat and former House Speaker wrote that the “moment was only possible because you stood with us every step of the way. Will you stand with us and commit to ensuring that healthcare reform is here to stay?”
If you're already tired of fundraising efforts that milk the 2010 law for all it's worth, don't worry. There are just 130 days left until Nov. 6.
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