Stephen Colbert in D.C.: Comedian to file PAC at FEC (video)
Stephen Colbert the host, comedian and quazi-presidential candidate (of South Carolina), is coming to D.C. Friday to promote his newest project: Colbert PAC.
Colbert took to Twitter on Thursday night to announce his intention to file a "super" political action committee with the Federal Elections Commissions.
Come support me Fri. at the FEC! 4pm, 999 E St NW. Wash. DC. Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow. TOMORROW!
In DC? Free at 4pm? Meet me today at the FEC: http://bit.ly/PACattack. Or just send cash with a friend.
Colbert's idea stems from a loophole in election law as a result of the Citizens United ruling. The super PAC removes many restrictions in corporate spending and political advertising.
On Wednesday, Colbert floated the idea of filing with the FEC:
The leader of the Colbert Nation is no stranger to D.C. Last September, he testified in front of Congress on the plight of farm workers. A month later, Colbert and "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart performed at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall. Colbert's influence extends to the Smithsonian; the National Portrait Gallery features a fraimed painting of the star.
Is anyone planning on going to the FEC to cheer on Colbert?
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