Romney Pulls In $4.6M After Court Ruling

Both campaigns use ruling to solicit donations
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2012 9:53 AM CDT
Romney Pulls In $4.6M After Court Ruling
Mitt Romney speaks in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act with the US Capitol in the background, June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling wasn't all bad news for Mitt Romney. It may have been a victory for President Obama, but it sent Romney's supporters reaching for their wallets. Romney has raised $4.6 million in the 24 hours since the ruling came down, his press secretary tweeted this morning. What's more, the campaign says it came from more than 47,000 individual donors—which, the Atlantic points out, is a big change for a campaign that so far has largely tried to woo big-money donors.

Both campaigns used the ruling as an excuse to pump supporters for donations, CNN reports. Romney's campaign sent emails and texts, and even changed its homepage to say, "ObamaCare Upheld: Elections have consequences," over a giant "DONATE" button. Obama's campaign sent out an email entitled "Let's win the damn election." "This is a three-step process," campaign manager Jim Messina wrote. Step 1, pass reform. Step 2, defend it in court. "Step 3? Win the damn election." But Obama's campaign hasn't revealed its total take post-ruling. (More Mitt Romney stories.)

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