Colbert 2012

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Colbert's Super PAC Raked in Big Bucks

To the tune of more than $1M

(Newser) - Now that Stephen Colbert is no longer running for president of the United States of South Carolina, he has taken back control of his super PAC—just in time for today's deadline to file financial disclosure reports. Colbert announced last night that he would post the paperwork online at... More »

Colbert Ends Fake White House Bid

And gets betrayed by Jon Stewart

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert was proud of the 1% of the vote proxy Herman Cain earned in the South Carolina primary—"Eat it 'others' and 'statistical anomalies!" he declared triumphantly on last night's Colbert Report . "We made it to integers!" But it wasn't enough... More »

Colbert Super PAC Ad Attacks... Colbert

And Samuel L. Jackson narrates

(Newser) - The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC is certainly spending a lot of time and money urging people not to vote for Stephen Colbert . The latest ad released by the super PAC is an all-out attack on Colbert, an "East Coast Hollywood elite" who is "turning... More »

Tomorrow in SC: Colbert-Cain Primary Rally

Cain 'the only former candidate who shares my values,' says Colbert

(Newser) - Before he decided to get in the race himself, Stephen Colbert endorsed Herman Cain ; later, the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC put out an ad urging South Carolina to vote for Cain in Saturday's primary. So is it any surprise that now Colbert will hold a... More »

Jon Stewart Wastes PAC Dough on Mario Batali

Super PAC also funds an ad urging South Carolina to vote for ... Herman Cain

(Newser) - Maybe giving Jon Stewart control of his super PAC wasn't Stephen Colbert's brightest move. On the Daily Show last night, Stewart confessed that he wasn't sure what to do with his newfound anonymously donated cash. "I'm just out here like a cartoon hobo that won... More »

Colbert: I Blew Huntsman Out of GOP Race

Plus, host explains why God should endorse him

(Newser) - Sure, pundits came up with a million reasons Jon Huntsman exited the GOP presidential race yesterday, but Stephen Colbert knows the truth. After all, Huntsman dropped out right after Colbert announced he was forming an exploratory committee , the Comedy Central host pointed out last night. "Folks, do you see... More »

Colbert's PAC: Romney's a 'Serial Killer'

Also thinks he stands a pretty good shot at becoming pope

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is getting called a lot of names these days, but none quite so un-endearing as "serial killer." That's the latest nickname for the GOP frontrunner in an ad being run by Stephen Colbert's former Super PAC, and the comedian today went mano a mano... More »

Colbert's Super PAC Buying Ads in SC

Jon Stewart throws his newfound money around

(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... More »

Colbert: Maybe I'll Run for President

Poll putting him over Huntsman has him excited

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert is so elated that he's polling ahead of recent guest Jon Huntsman that he's contemplating jumping into the race for real, he told his audience on last night's Colbert Report . "I'm sorry, Governor Huntsman. I guess the Colbert bump reflected off of you... More »

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