Aides say that that Romney will hold up the law either as a symbol of Obama's ineffective leadership or as federal overreach that only the Republican can stop.
The campaign has coordinated its response directly with the Republican National Committee and House Republicans, who have agreed not to "spike the ball" — as one Republican put it — should the law be struck down. Romney's campaign worries that an over-celebratory tone may turn off voters affected by the decision.
Still, both sides will use it to raise money and motivate supporters. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a fundraising appeal for a "health care rapid response fund," telling supporters in an email Wednesday that however the court rules, "Democrats are in for a tough fight."
A flood of advertisements is also expected from outside groups. The conservative group called Concerned Women for America pre-emptively launched a six-state, $6 million advertising campaign this week claiming Obama's overhaul results in delayed and denied care, as well as skyrocketing costs.
Associated Press writer Ben Feller contributed to this report.
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