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Friday, December 23, 2011

Colbert Offering $500K To Pay For SC GOP Primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Comedian Stephen Colbert is offering to pay half a million dollars to help subsidize South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary, as state officials struggle to pay for it, but there's doubt whether it would even be legal.

The Charleston native wrote in an op-ed Thursday in The State newspaper in Columbia that Colbert Super PAC - a type of political action committee that allows him to raise unlimited amounts of money from corporations, unions and individuals - will bridge the gap after state Republicans refused to contribute anything above $180,000 collected in candidates' filing fees.


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