Article Image
News Link • Obama Administration

Bill Maher's Obama SuperPAC Donation Causing Stir

•, by Carrie Kahn

Comedian Bill Maher's $1 million check to the superPAC supporting President Obama's re-election is the first seven-figure donation to the group since Obama tacitly endorsed the fundraising strategy in early February.

And it has brought new focus to some of Maher's statements about women — specifically Republican women — and led to calls for the White House to disavow the HBO host and his money.

Maher's personal donation to Priorities USA Action puts him in the same category as some two-dozen others who have donated $1 million or more in the 2012 presidential campaign. But most of the other big donors are backing Republicans.
Maher hasn't been a big political donor in the past. His usual checks stretch into the four figures and mostly have gone to comedian-turned-politician Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: