Colbert lampooned the Citizens United v. FEC decision on his show since the Supreme Court struck down campaign finance laws and allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of candidates. 

Colbert's joke to form his own super PAC became a decision with real-life implications for campaign finance.

In June The Federal Election Commission ruled that Colbert could form his eponymous political action committee and use his show to promote it.

His satirical campaign to form a "super PAC" originally pleased campaign finance reform advocates because it brought attention to their cause. Howver, they became concerned that the joke would backfire.

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