DCCC pulls in $2.3 million after health care ruling
July 3rd, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

DCCC pulls in $2.3 million after health care ruling

(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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Filed under: DCCC • Health care • Supreme Court
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. demwit

    I'm not worried.., I'm in the middle class!

    July 3, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  2. arkieron

    That would sure be a dealbreaker for me. She is bright enough, but too far to the right for moderates. She constantly spews venom before she engages any part of her brain

    July 3, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Can I donate the "maximum" amount to the DCCC, and then donate the "maximum" amount to another group like let's say, the Obama re-election campaign? I am asking is the "maximum" amount that I can donate restricted per group, or per me the person?

    July 3, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  4. MaryM

    Obamacares and romney dont.

    July 3, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  5. Indy

    I would like to know how many people that donoated to Romney Corp don't currently have a healthcare plan or can't afford a healthcare plan. It would be no surprise if the Romney donations came from people that don't have financial budgets that make healthcare coverage difficult for their families. There is a 50 year anniversary today for universal healthcare in Canada and Tommy Douglas was villified for bringing what was thought to be end of times healthcare plan. Tommy Douglas is now celebrated as a hero and credited with one of the greatest laws ever passed and healthcare has an 80% approval rating in Canada.For those who choose to look for the truth and facts about Obamacare they will find out this is the only answer to solve the healthcare crisis and Obama and the Democrats will go down in history as an American hero that did the right thing for all the people

    July 3, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  6. karek40

    Would she strengthen or hurt his campaign, could he get all the Ron Paul supporters by offering him the VP. job.

    July 3, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. Mike

    47,000 for the GOP, 65,000 for the DNC – even together they don't compete with one billionaire's one single donation.

    July 3, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. Tam

    Question - how many people out there are happy with this ruling, and happy that they'll somewhat be secure about medical care? Maybe the GOP and the rich who don't worry about paying crazy amounts are the ones yelling, supported by the insurance companies and those rich anti-Obama conglomerates? The rest of the plain folks are just not making noise. They'll come out in November.

    July 3, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  9. Ferret out the BS

    In any civilized nation affordable health care is a right not a priviledge. Of course one has to speculate whether Republicans are to be considered civilized. If they had their way our government would probably look more like a 3rd world country, no public education, no police, no fire protection, no health care. But on the positive side I guess it would be cheap to run and the Teabaggers taxes might actually go down to an acceptable level unless their real goal is anarchy, then there'd be no government taking their precious pennies or telling anyone how to live, let chaos reign supreme over the land.

    July 3, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  10. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Go Obama ,the house is going to be swept clean of republican trash in Nov ,they have done nothing but obstruct and attempt to throw a wet blanket over the economy and will pay for it in,Nov .and beyond !!!!

    July 3, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |