Supreme Court Ruling Brings $4.2 Million Into Romney’s Coffers

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act was something of a fundraising bonanza for the Romney campaign:

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised $4.2 million since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama’s healthcare law is constitutional.

Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a post on Twitter his campaign spokeswoman said he had raised $4.2 million from 42,000 donations.

“Fundraising update for #FullRepeal: 42k+ donations, $4.2 million raised online for @MittRomney since #scotus decision,” tweeted spokeswoman Andrea Saul.

So, it wasn’t an entirely bad day after all.

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  1. John Peabody says:

    I was $25 of that $4.2M. My first political contribution ever.

  2. It will be interesting to see how it polls with the center. With them (us) it might not be a good time for Romney to double back to the right. After all, once you have the nomination sewn, you run for the center, and pretend to me a moderate. That is, if you want to win.

  3. Just Me says:

    I don’t particularly read much into this. If Obamacare had lost Obama probably would have raised that cash. More an artifact of losing than anything else.

    If Romney is smart he can use this to his advantage, but I think he is going to have to do more to advocate what he would replace the ACA with rather than just promising to repeal it.

  4. Console says:

    So to combat the healthcare ruling, give money to the guy whose ideas the healthcare law are based on… got it.

    This has been your daily “you do realize who you’re actually voting for” reminder.

    The debates should be interesting.

  5. grumpy realist says:

    Yes, please inform me what you are going to do if the ACA is repealed for all the people out there with diabetes–which insurance companies consider a “pre-existing condition” and Will. Not. Insure.

  6. al-Ameda says:

    Romney will be running on a very appealing platform: Repeal ACA, begin the privatization of Medicare, roll back Medicaid, put private accounts for Social Security on the table, lower the top tax bracket from 34% to 25%, increase defense spending, all while not reducing the deficit at all.

    Who doesn’t want to give money to support that program?

  7. Ben says:

    What makes you guys think that the Republicans want to actually replace it with anything? They just want everything back to the status quo ante. Their position on the uninsured amounts to a lot of tap-dancing around the idea of “F*$^ you, I got mine.”

  8. Yurin says:

    You must be a Democrat.
    Do you know what makes up the Democratic Party?
    Well let me tell you.

    DP’S, WOP’S and those people that follow the little man in the white hat from Rome (that can’t think for themselves).