Andrea Saul, spokesperson for Mitt Romney's campaign for the White House, Tweeted Friday that his camp has raised close to $5 million, just 24 hours after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
Visiting Buffalo Friday for a private event at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and a dinner at the home of a donor, Mitt Romney may be all grins one day after a big loss for the Republican Party.
Digital Journal reported Thursday that the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Many establishment GOP members at the federal and state levels shot down the decision.
What may have seemed as a defeat for the Republicans may actually turn out to be a win for the presumptive Republican nominee. Andrea Saul, press secretary for Romney, Tweeted the news Friday morning that the presidential campaign has generated $4.6 million in contributions from more than 47,000 online donors.
Hours after the ruling, the Romney campaign sent out a fundraising email:
“Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m president, the bad news of Obamacare will be over,” the email stated. “Donate $10 or more to put a stop to the policies of Barack Obama and the liberal Democrats.”
This big news for Romney comes as his camp released a new ad attacking President Obama and using 2008 comments from Secretary of State and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to do it.
The political video’s premise is that the president’s attacks against his GOP opponent “are just not true.” The narrator added: “That’s Barack Obama. He also attacked Hillary Clinton with vicious lies,” which then leads to his formal rival aggressively saying, “Shame on you, Barack Obama.”