Politico.com reports that in California last night Maher made the surprise announcement.
"At the end of his groundbreaking comedy special, “CrazyStupidPolitics: Live from Silicon Valley,” which streamed live on Yahoo!, Maher brought out a check, making a personal donation of one million dollars to Obama’s Super PAC, Priorities USA Action Politico reported.
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Maher also stated that it is “worth a million dollars" to have Obama back in office.
"This is the wisest investment I think I could make."
He also encouraged other wealthy Democrats to do the same.
Maher had been very critical of Obama at times but recently, as the president began tacking to the left Maher has been far more supportive.
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