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Report: Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Raises $1 Million

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Comedian Stephen Colbert holds a rally with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at the College of Charleston on January 20, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Comedian Stephen Colbert holds a rally with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at the College of Charleston on January 20, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP/CBS Charlotte) — Stephen Colbert’s “super” PAC has raised a staggering $1 million.

Political action committees were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. Colbert disclosed that as of Monday, his Americans for a Better Tomorrow PAC has raised more than $1.02 million.

In a letter to the commission, Colbert was quoted as saying, “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!”

When Colbert recently flirted with running for president, he legally transferred control of his PAC to Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show.” On Monday’s “The Colbert Report,” he hunted down Stewart to regain his PAC presidency.

Colbert raised the money by asking for donations from his viewers. He hasn’t yet said what he intends to do with it.

Colbert ran a campaign in South Carolina’s primary asking residents to cast protest votes for Herman Cain, which he said would signify support for him. Cain pulled in one percent of the vote.

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