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Stephen Colbert's Super PAC has brought in more than $1 million this campaign season.
The Comedy Central star's political action committee raised $1,023,121.24 as of Monday, to be exact, according to the group's latest FEC filing, which it submitted at midnight. You can take a look for yourself here.
Included in the report is a letter from Shauna Polk, the PAC's treasurer, who notes that Colbert requested that the following quote be included in the letter: "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!''
Polk added, "I would like it noted for the record that I advised Mr. Colbert against including that quote."
Colbert, who has been using his Super PAC to dismantle any notion that there aren't enormous loopholes in U.S. campaign finance law, briefly handed over control of his Super PAC to Jon Stewart while exploring a run for "president of the United States of South Carolina" earlier this month. Now that he's officially not running for office, Colbert (who took control of the Super PAC again last night) can go back to doing whatever he wants with the funds.
The New York Times took a look through the 147-page document and found some notable funders of the PAC, including Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, who gave $500. Also listed are Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Laura Sangiacomo (Hot in Cleveland), and "small donations from several people with dubious identities, including one in Wisconsin whose name, when pronounced, makes an obscene phrase."
In a press release on Colbert's Super PAC site, the late-night comedian explains just what it is that he's managed to accomplish: "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."