DCCC Fundraising Surges Since Supreme Court Decision on Health Care
Posted at 5:58 a.m. on July 3, 2012
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said the group has raised $2.3 million since last week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $2.3 million since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision Thursday ruling the Affordable Care Act constitutional.
In a press release, the DCCC said the average contribution was $35 and that “Saturday was the single biggest grass-roots fundraising day in DCCC history.”
“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 Steve Israel (N.Y.) said in a statement.
While House Democrats are bullish on their prospects, they are widely expected to remain in the minority after the Nov. 6 elections.
Republicans also benefited from the high court’s opinion, with presumptive GOP White House nominee Mitt Romney pulling in millions in fundraising after the decision was handed down.
Though the Supreme Court’s decision has shaken a lot of paper off the money tree, the political landscape will likely remain similar to what it was before last week’s ruling.