(CNN) – The group tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Tuesday they pulled in $2.3 million following last week's Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's health care law.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said in a release they brought in the money from nearly 65,000 donations, and that the average contribution totaled $35. The DCCC said Saturday was the largest small donor fund-raising day in the group's history.
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"Our grassroots support has been absolutely off the charts and House Democrats are shattering records because Americans are energized about historic protections for middle class health care consumers and appalled that Republicans plan to vote to put insurance companies back in charge of their health care," DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel wrote in a statement.
The group's announcement came one day after DCCC said they were targeting Republican House candidates for their opposition to Obama's health care law, which the Court said Thursday could stand. The committee said it will use live phone calls, along with automated calls, in 10 districts they regard as up for grabs in November's election.
"House Democrats are on offense and will continue to unmask this House Republicans Majority's reckless agenda that started with drastically cutting Medicare for seniors to protect millionaires and is now determined to repeal health care consumer protections for families to protect insurance company profits," Israel said Tuesday.
Democrats would need to capture 25 seats currently held by Republicans in November to win back control of the lower chamber.
Both presidential campaigns witnessed a spike in fund-raising following the Supreme Court's decision. Mitt Romney's organization said Friday morning it had raised $4.6 million online, and Obama's operation, while not revealing specific numbers, said they had surpassed Team Romney's announced total.
The Romney fund-raising figure included money from more than 47,000 contributions in the first 24 hours, the candidate's spokeswoman Andrea Saul said.
CNN's Kevin Liptak, Paul Steinhauser and Dana Bash contributed to this report.
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