Bill Maher makes $1 million donation to Obama super PAC
A surprise donation Thursday from comedian Bill Maher made a Super PAC supporting President Obama $1 million richer.
The promise of the big check came during a live performance of Maher's stand-up show, CrazyStupidPolitics. Maher tweeted later that the donation to Priorities USA Action had been a surprise to Yahoo!, which broadcast the show.
"I would like to announce tonight a donation to the Obama super PAC which has the very unfortunate tongue-twister name Priorities USA Action. I know, it was named by Borat," Maher joked.
"Tonight I would like to give that PAC $1 million dollars," he added more seriously, to cheers from the crowd.
The Obama campaign earlier this month announced its support of Priorities USA as a source of funding for the president's re-election campaign.
"Most important advice I ever got in show business, as true today as then: always bring ur wallet onstage," Maher tweeted before the performance.
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