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 SchumerChuck SchumerTrump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel Five takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference Pelosi calls Iran 'bad actor' but not equivalent to Russia on election interference MORE (D-N.Y.) that focuses on electing Democrats to the Senate.

The HBO host also jokingly offered Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRatings drop to 55M for final Trump-Biden debate Bipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Mitt Romney did not vote for Trump in 2020 election MORE $1 million earlier this year to oust President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' 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.