(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s campaign claims to have outraised Mitt Romney in online donations since the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the president’s health law was handed down.
But they won’t say by how much.
Romney’s campaign reports that they have received 47,000 donations to the sum of $4.6 million dollars in support of a repeal of the law, and that the number is still growing. Those numbers do not factor in high profile New York fundraisers attended by Romney Thursday in New York at the residence of billionaire Martin Zweig and with Donald Trump.
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt doesn’t give a number, but says the campaign raised more than that following the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The amounts will ultimately be a matter of public record when the campaigns are required to disclose their donors to the Federal Communications Commission.
So why not just give the details now?
“That’s not the point,” said Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. Democrats want to focus instead on their argument that Romney hasn’t offered specifics about how he would replace the law if elected.
“It’s perverse that Mitt Romney wont 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,” said 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.”
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