COLBERT SUPER PAC RAISES $1 MILLION PLUS

Published on: January 31, 2012
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COLBERT SUPER PAC RAISES $1 MILLION PLUS

IS this even funny anymore? STEPHEN COLBERT’s SUPER PAC has raised over $1 million in contributions to make a better tomorrow, today.

"Colbert Super PAC has brought in a staggering $1,023,121.24, which my accountant explains to me that is a number far above 'one,' 'two,' 'five,' or even 'many,'" Colbert said in a press release. 
 
"We raised it on my show and used it to materially influence the elections — in full accordance with the law. It's the way our founding fathers would have wanted it, if they had founded corporations instead of just a country."
Meanwhile, MITT ROMNEY and NEWT GINGRICH continue to slam each other via their Super-Pacs.
 
According to federal law, Super Pacs can raise unlimited amounts of money to support a candidate or political stance but the candidate cannot coordinate with their Super Pacs in terms of why and how the money is used.  
The Super PAC was set up by the Comedy Central satirist as a dead-serious take on the outrageous campaign
finance law.
 
“Stephen Colbert, President of ABTT (A Better Tomorrow Today), has asked that I quote him as saying, ‘Yeah! How you like me now, F.E.C? I'm rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain't one!’” Colbert’s Super PAC's treasurer,  Shauna Polk, wrote in the filing.
 
"I would like it noted for the record that I advised Mr. Colbert against including THAT quote," she added.