After yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act Mitt Romney raised a total of $4.6 million from more than 47,000 donors. The Obama campaign says they raised more. HuffPost reports, "President Barack Obama's campaign did not send out a fundraising appeal after the decision, but told The Huffington Post via email Friday that it had nonetheless outraised the Romney campaign the previous day. 'It's perverse that Mitt Romney won't share details about what he'd do for the millions he'd leave uninsured or at the whims of insurance companies when he 'kills Obamacare dead,' but he'll share the hourly details of his fundraising after the Supreme Court ruling,' wrote Obama campaign communications director Ben LaBolt. 'We've outraised the Romney campaign in that time period but that's not the point -- our supporters are more committed than ever to ensuring that insurance companies can't drop coverage for people who get sick or discriminate against people with preexisting conditions by reelecting the President.'"
The Obama campaign wouldn't provide details on how much they raised or from how many donors.
It's still a big deal for Romney to have such a successful money bomb day, "Patrick Ruffini, a Republican strategist and president of digital consulting firm Engage, explained that, prior to Thursday, it appeared as though Romney was going to run a 'post-email digital campaign, with lots of emphasis on Facebook and targeted advertising, rather than doing things things to grow the size of the list -- which, at 13 million, was king for Obama.' 'It now looks like conservatives can be energized to contribute directly to the Romney campaign, so corralling as many people on their email list so they can convert them to donors becomes a wise investment of time and resources for the campaign,' Ruffini said. 'If Romney can complement his strong offline fundraising advantage with a strong online component, that magnifies his financial advantage over Obama.'"
In total, according to Romney campaign officials, 65 percent of the donors were new to the campaign. That's more than 30,000 new donors.
And just in: A fundraising ask from the Obama campaign with Vice President Joe Biden's signature stating: "Yesterday I shared an emotional moment with Barack in the Oval Office after he learned health reform had been upheld. ...Please donate $3 or more today."
The Karl Rove-linked super PAC American Crossroads announced Friday evening that it is launching a national cable ad buy against the Obama and the Supreme Court decision. The campaign will feature this advertisement, which attacks Obama for promising not to increase taxes for those making under $250,000 a year after the Court ruled that the individual mandate could be upheld as a part of Congress' taxing power.
Casino magnate and super PAC don Sheldon Adelson is giving $10 million to the political machine of the Koch brothers, according to Politico. This follows previous reporting by HuffPost's Peter Stone that Adelson had pledged support for the Kochs' efforts.
A recent court filing in a major lawsuit involving Adelson alleges that he approved a "prostitution" strategy for his casinos in Macau.
What's the deal with the IRS' supposed investigation of political 501(c)(4) nonprofits like Crossroads GPS? Get a little bit of a hint here.
The Daily Caller has an interview with super PAC donor Frank VanderSloot about the hardships of people talking about you on the internet.
The election is on pace to shatter records for television advertising in a presidential race, the National Journal reports.
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have entire teams dedicated to working with super PACs as they start to spend big on social media, according to The Guardian.
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Committee: American Crossroads
Candidate Opposed: Barack Obama
Market: National cable.
Committee: Americans for Prosperity
Candidate Opposed: Barack Obama
Spot: "Not A Tax Increase?"
Committee: Republican National Committee
Candidate Opposed: Barack Obama
Spot: "Just Another Broken Promise"
Committee: Linda McMahon for Senate
Committee: John Brunner for Senate
Spot: "It's Still Bad"
Market: Missouri. (Radio)
TRACKING INDEPENDENT SPENDING:
These numbers represent spending by independent groups, like super PACs and non-profits, to support or oppose a particular candidate in 2012. Fundrace will update this spending daily to help show which candidates are gaining from the proliferation of independent groups in this coming election.
Mitt Romney (R), $7,327,516 to support, $20,918,089 to oppose. (Oppose: +$3,635,802)
Barack Obama (D), $747,351 to support, $9,213,457 to oppose. (Oppose: +$904)
Most Outside Spending for Congressional Candidates:
TX-Senate: Ted Cruz (R), $933,252 to support, $2,325,821 to oppose.
TX-Senate: David Dewhurst (R), $536,126 to support, $2,481,715 to oppose.
IN-Senate: Richard Mourdock (R), $1,442,961 to support, $1,280,052 to oppose.
OH-SEN: Josh Mandel (R), $172,404 to support, $1,739,326 to oppose.
IN-Senate: Dick Lugar (R), $208,628 to support, $1,671,841 to oppose.
RECENT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES
Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, $904 to oppose Barack Obama for President.
Priorities USA Action, $8,000 to oppose Mitt Romney for President.
Priorities USA Action, $3,627,802 to oppose Mitt Romney for President.
Senate Conservatives Fund, $43,604 to support Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas.
Club for Growth PAC, $10,089 to support Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas.
Majority PAC, $19,103 to oppose Rick Berg for Senate in North Dakota.
Majority PAC, $268,075 to support Tim Kaine for Senate in Virginia.
Club for Growth PAC, $4,901 to support Scott Keadle for Congress in North Carolina's 8th District.
RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REGISTRATIONS
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