Democrats pushed back, with the Obama campaign accusing Romney of attacking a law that he helped set the model for as governor of Massachusetts.
“Romney has run away from his accomplishment in Massachusetts, callously promising to repeal national reform and 'kill it dead,' " Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement. “He owes the American people a clear, non-parsed explanation of why he believes his decisions in Massachusetts are wrong for the country, and exactly what he would do to help the American people get the healthcare they need.”
Obama’s campaign wouldn’t say how much he’d raised, and his campaign did not send out a fundraising appeal after the court’s decision was announced.
TWEET OF THE DAY: “It's constitutional. Bitches.” — Democratic National Committee Executive Director Patrick Gaspard, who followed up with a tweet apologizing for letting “my scotus excitement get the better of me.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority in the healthcare law decision.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in New Hampshire while Obama holds a two-point lead over Romney in North Carolina and a four-point lead in Michigan, according to three new polls from NBC/Marist.
On the heels of Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold the majority of President Obama’s healthcare reform law, the Mitt Romney campaign heralded a simple message in a new Web video: "Day one. Job one. Repeal ObamaCare."
BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE:
The National Republican Congressional Committee responded to the Supreme Court ruling with a deluge of emails blasting Democrats for supporting the law and calling for their ouster — and slamming those who’d voted against the law but also voted against its appeal.
Both they and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out fundraising pleas focused on the Supreme Court ruling. The quarterly fundraising deadline is on Saturday.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee responded to the Supreme Court announcement by blasting out emails against Democrats’ “Massive tax increase & Medicare cuts on seniors,” while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out several fundraising appeals and launched an online ad campaign on sites like Facebook and Google.
WISCONSIN: The fiscally conservative Club for Growth sent out a new video of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) praising the concept of the individual mandate. The group is backing Thompson opponent and former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-Wis.). Former Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.) ripped another Wisconsin Republican running for the Senate, businessman Eric Hovde (R), for telling The Hill that Rep. Tammy Baldwin's (D-Wis.) political philosophy is based in "communism." Obey said his remarks amounted to McCarthyism and should disqualify him from serving in the Senate.
-- This post was updated on Friday, at 10:17 a.m.
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