Colbert super PAC raises more than $1 million
A comedian’s political action committee raised more than $1 million in a few months in small donations from TV viewers who responded to a gag about supposed non-coordination of candidates and the newly allowed unlimited campaign contributions.
The Stephen Colbert super PAC is the first to file paperwork, but all the major super PACs must reveal their donors by midnight Tuesday, for the first time since they begun raising money in earnest.
Mr. Colbert is the host of the Comedy Central channel’s “The Colbert Report.”
The report to the Federal Election Commission by Mr. Colbert’s Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow included this note from its treasurer: