Maher makes $1 million donation to Democratic Senate super PAC
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Comedian Bill Maher contributed $1 million to a super PACs affiliated with Senate Democrats last month, Politico reported on Thursday.

The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host reportedly made a $1 million donation to Senate Majority PAC in late August, campaign finance disclosures obtained by the publication revealed. 

The move reportedly marks the first political donation of six-to seven-figures that the comedian has made since 2012 when he donated $1 million to a committee supporting former President Obama’s bid for a second term in the White House.


Maher is among several wealthy donors backing Democrats in the midterms, including Newsweb Corporation Chairman Fred Eychaner, who reportedly donated $6 million to the House Majority PAC and Senate Majority PAC. Financier George Soros donated $1.4 million, and real estate broker George Marcus made a $1 million contribution to Senate Majority PAC.

Last month, Maher contributed $1 million to a super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerKrystal Ball: Is this how Bernie Sanders will break the establishment? TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings, inflaming tensions Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments MORE (D-N.Y.) that focuses on electing Democrats to the Senate.

The HBO host also jokingly offered Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyNCAA president wants a federal athlete compensation bill Sharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' MORE $1 million earlier this year to oust President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE

"I would gladly give Romney $1 million tomorrow if he would take over America. Swear to god!” Maher joked in July.

“I will become a Mormon, how about that?” the self-declared atheist said at the time, referring to Romney's religion.

Update: The story has been update to more accurately reflect the amount Maher and others contributed.