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    Colbert Super PAC Raises $1M

    Oct 30, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. - JON STEWART and STEPHEN COLBERT held a rally on the National Mall before a cheering throng of supporters. The ''Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear'' carried the message of Americans turning their backs on hate and working together to make the world a better place. (Credit Image: © Pete Marovich/ZUMApress.com)

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    Stephen Colbert's presidential bid might have been a joke, but he's raising serious money. According to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Committee, his super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, took in more than $1 million as of Jan. 30, 2012. Treasurer Shauna Pol said that “Stephen Colbert, president of ABTT, has asked that I quote him as saying, ‘Yeah! How you like me now, FEC? I’m rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain’t one!’” Colbert, after transferring control of his super PAC to Jon Stewart so he could form an exploratory committee, regained control in a segment Monday night.

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