Stephen Colbert's super PAC, Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow has reportedly raked in over $1 million according to a document filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Stephen Colbert is waging a stealth campaign for president. Shauna Polk, the Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow's treasurer, wrote a supplemental memo along with the required filing to the Federal Election Commission:
Dear Sirs and Sirettes,
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (ABTT) would like it entered into the record that as of January 30th, 2012, the sum total of our donations was $1,023,121.24.
Stephen Colbert, President of ABTT, 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!''
I would like it noted for the record that I advised Mr. Colbert against including that quote.
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Inc.
The primary disclosure form lists donations supporting Colbert for president of $825,475 from January to December 2011. This means that Colbert's political action committee raised a staggering $200,000 in the month of January 2012 alone.
We raised it on my show and used it to materially influence the elections--in full accordance with the law, said Colbert. It's the way our founding fathers would have wanted it, if they had founded corporations instead of just a country.
Most of the donations were under $250 by average citizens. However, a close examination of the disclosure form shows some interesting donors.
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California appears to have given $500 to the super PAC. A Rolling Stone Tribute band called the Sticky Fingers Band donated $400.
Some of the money went that was contributed to Colbert's PAC went to. ABTT paid NBC's local affiliate for Central Iowa, WHO-NBC a total of $1,780 for disbursement advertisements. The PAC also paid ABC's central Iowa affiliate, WOID-DT, a total of $3,400.
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, the proper name of the Stephen-Colbert-for-President-supporting super PAC ran a series of ads on the Republican candidates, including one that referred to Mitt Romney as Mitt the Ripper.
If Mitt Romney really believes corporations are people, the ad said, then Mitt Romney is a serial killer.