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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.

{mosads}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 Schumer (D-N.Y.) that focuses on electing Democrats to the Senate.

The HBO host also jokingly offered Mitt Romney $1 million earlier this year to oust President Trump. 

“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.

Tags 2022 midterm elections Charles Schumer Democrats Donald Trump HBO megadonors Mitt Romney political donations Real Time with Bill Maher
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