Colbert's Super PAC Buying Ads in SC
Jon Stewart throws his newfound money around
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 13, 2012 12:31 PM CST
Stephen Colbert, center, and John Stewart, right, hold hands during The Colbert Report, as Trevor Potter looks on, Jan. 12, 2012, in New York.   (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Kristopher Long)

(Newser) – Looks like newly-minted presidential candidate Stephen Colbert is going to have a mostly unregulated "independent" super PAC throwing thousands of dollars' worth of ads around on his behalf in South Carolina—just like a real candidate! Yes, the "Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC," now run by Jon Stewart, is already buying ad time in South Carolina, with sources telling ABC News that it's snapped up almost $10,000 worth of airtime in Charleston between Jan. 15 and 19.

The Palmetto Public Record adds that the PAC is also "negotiating a substantial media buy in the Columbia market." But don't get too excited by Colbert's candidacy yet; ABC reporter John Berman notes that South Carolina doesn't allow write-ins, and Colbert missed the deadline to get on the ballot, "so this is kind of all fake."

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Jan 14, 2012 1:45 PM CST
I wonder if there is even have a spot to write in a candidate if it's not legal...I will be funny to see how many people write in a name even if the vote doesn't count...
Jan 14, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Any republican candidacy against Obama is also " ... kind of all fake."
Jan 14, 2012 10:14 AM CST
"so this is kind of all fake.". Well duh. I guess some people don't understand parody. Then again all the other candidates are fake too so I can understand how someone could be confused.