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Stephen Colbert's Super PAC has raised over $1 million

January 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Stephen Colbert announced on Tuesday that his "super" political action committee has raised $1.02 million.

Colbert's satirical PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, was formed last summer to highlight what he considers the absurdity of campaign finance law and the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations and unions to raise limitless money to run campaign ads.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission, Colbert was quoted as saying, "How you like me now, FEC?"

"I'm rolling seven digits deep!" Colbert said. "I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain't one!"

Colbert's PAC raised the money by asking for donations from viewers of the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report."

"We raised it on my show and used it to materially influence the elections - in full accordance with the law," Colbert said in a press release. "It's the way our founding fathers would have wanted it, if they had founded corporations instead of just a country."

The FEC filing revealed the donors who gave more than $200 to Colbert's PAC, including Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California (who gave $500), Bradley Whitford of the "The West Wing" ($250) and "Hot in Cleveland" star Laura Sangiacomo ($250).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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