01/31/2012 07:21 pm ET Updated Jan 31, 2012

Gavin Newsom Donates To Stephan Colbert Super PAC, Helps Reach $1 Million Benchmark (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, political comedian Stephen Colbert announced that his "super PAC," Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised $1.02 million for his satirical (?) campaign. In a memo accompanying the Federal Election Commission filing, Colbert expressed his enthusiasm over the benchmark: "How you like me now, FEC? I'm rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain't one!"

And what politician bravely came to Colbert's aid with a $500 donation to the cause? According to SFist, why, none other than San Francisco's very own Bruce Wayne, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.


Funds raised for Colbert's fictional campaign have been spent largely on a series of amusing campaign videos that aim to reveal the corruption, ambiguity and loophole tactics of political action committees and campaign financing -- a revelation that Newsom apparently supports.

In an email statement to SFist, Newsom confirmed his support for Colbert:

"I applaud Stephen Colbert exposing the absurdity of our current political financing system. I'm proud to support Colbert's message with a donation. And I like his haircut."

Check out a few of our favorite Stephen Colbert campaign ads, courtesy of Comedy Central, in the video slideshow below: