The NRSC “raised $5.1 million last month, the committee’s best off-year February fundraising in the past 16 years.” It has nearly $10.3 million cash on hand, after taking in $9.3 million so far this year.
The DSCC has not released its February totals. (The Hill)
HEALTH CARE TALK. “For Democrats, the politics of health care ‘have flipped,’” said Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
“It was easy [for Republicans) to be critical of Obamacare when you thought it would stay in place. Now that the chance of repeal is real, people are much more worried,” Schumer said in an interview. “We are on offense and united. They are on defense and divided, the opposite of what people would have predicted a month or two ago.”
“Internally, Senate Democrats have decided to keep things simple. Instead of highlighting their own solutions, the party is merely going to concentrate on the negative consequences of the GOP’s war on Obamacare.”
“Public sentiment is against blowing up the Affordable Care Act,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the chair of the DSCC. “That’s going to become clearer and clearer.” (Politico)