No joke: Colbert’s SuperPAC has raised over $1 million

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FILE- This Thursday, June 30, 2011 file photo shows comedian Stephen Colbert as he appears before the Federal Election Commission in Washington. 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 $1,023,121.24. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

NEW YORK – Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC 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?”

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. AP

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