On Thursday night during his “CrazyStupidPolitics” appearance on Yahoo.com, HBO host Bill Maher made a surprise announcement, which he revealed he would give $1 million to President Barack Obama’s super PAC.
“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 said. “But tonight I would like to give that PAC $1 million,” he added more seriously, to cheers from the crowd.”
Obama had been critical of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that made super PACs possible and had also been critical of super PACs in this election cycle. However, his campaign only recently announced the president would have his own active super PAC.
With Maher’s donation, Priorities USA Action will finish February in a much stronger position than in January. The super PAC took in a measly $59,000 last month.